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Court docs: Yakima man, 19, facing arson charges after setting six fires

Ronald Taylor is accused of starting six fires in Yakima last month. (KIMA)

YAKIMA, Wash. - A Yakima man is facing charges after firefighters say he set six different fires last month.

Ronald Taylor, 19, is suspected of starting a handful of brush and dumpster fires in just one night.

Court papers say Yakima Police came across the suspect in the area of one of those fires, with a warm lighter in his pocket and burn marks on his hands.

Taylor told police he started the dumpster fires accidentally when he was searching the dumpster and using his lighter to illuminate it, according to court records.

The dumpster fires reportedly happened at Park N Pak Mini Mart, Keith and Keith Funeral Home, and Christ the King Church.

The brush fires were started near Solarity Credit Union on Fifth Avenue and Cost Less Carpet Value, according to court records.

Court papers say the fires caused nearly $2,500 in damage.

Taylor is facing arson and reckless burning charges.

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