7-year-old boy linked to arson fires

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Authorities in Juneau announced Sunday that a 7-year-old boy has admitted to setting a string of arson fires over the past four months.

Dan Jager, the Juneau fire marshal, told the Juneau Empire that the boy has caused up to $1,000 in damages.

The boy admitted to setting fires at an elementary school, the Terry Meyer Legislative building, and at a Fred Meyer store, according to the Associated Press.

The Juneau Empire reported that the boy told Jager he started the fires with a small lighter he found.

According to the Associated Press, the case will be forwarded to probation officers at Juneau's juvenile detention center.

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