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Authorities: 5 Suspected Arson Fires Set In Charlotte

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File photo of a burned building. (Photo by CLAUDIO POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a burned building. (Photo by CLAUDIO POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say they are looking into five fires that were intentionally set in the same area of Charlotte.

Fire department spokesman Rob Brisley says the fires started at around 4 a.m. Sunday and were set throughout the morning.

Brisley says the worst fire was at a tire store. Firefighters worked for about 30 minutes to put out the fire, which caused about $30,000 in damage.

Officials say two other fires were set inside a dumpster behind Waddell High School.

Investigators are looking at surveillance video from the school and nearby businesses to get clues about how the fires started.

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