Two More Fires Plague South Side

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Two more set fires in the last two days on Columbus’ South Side have inspectors looking for new crime clues.

A twelve year old boy charged earlier with several South Side arsons escaped from a juvenile lock-up in late March.

Battalion Chief Dave Whiting says fire investigators want to talk further with the youngster.

“He’s going to be a person of interest, obviously, because he was charged with arson already and he escaped, and I know there is an arrest warrant out for him,” said Chief Whiting.

Since early January at least a dozen fires have plagued South Side neighborhoods.

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