Arrest made in fires
July 12, 2013 10:30 AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with two suspicious fires in vacant row homes that displaced 18 people, authorities in Harrisburg said.

Police said Alexis Poteat, 18, was arrested on Thursday. They say they are also questioning a second woman.

The first blaze broke out around 12:30 a.m. Monday and the second was reported around 1 a.m. Both fires were ruled arson.

While the fires started in vacant homes, officials said they displaced about 18 people nearby. The American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley was assisting 13 adults and five children affected by the fires.

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