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Police: Brush fires set along I-40 in Raleigh

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Raleigh police are investigating three separate brush fires that they believe to be arson.

The fires were set in different locations all within a mile of each other along I-40 on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Officials told ABC11 they suspect arson because there was an accelerant used in the fires.

Witnesses told police they saw an older man in a black Toyota, but police do not have any suspects in custody.

Crews shut down lanes near Lake Wheeler, Hammond Road, and Gorman Street exits while they put out the fires.

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