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Authorities Make Arrest in Grass Fire After Questioning Suspect

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Posted: Jan 26, 2012 3:33 PM

Updated: Jan 26, 2012 3:48 PM

CAMERON COUNTY - Cameron County authorities have arrested one man for a suspicious grass fire that came dangerously close to some homes.

Police arrested the man after questioning him Thursday morning. He is expected to go before a judge Thursday afternoon. He will be charged with third-degree arson.

The flames could be seen for miles just outside Rio Hondo. That fire spanned 15 acres. It started on San Fernando road Wednesday. Two families were evacuated from their homes.

Topics: Cameron county, grass fire, questioning, arrest, Rio hondo

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