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Arrests in arson fires at homeless camps in Ohio

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Media outlets report that arson investigators have arrested three men in connection with a rash of spring fires they say targeted homeless camps in Cleveland.

The Plain Dealer and WJW-TV in Cleveland report that authorities say the men were arrested Friday. Their names have not been released.

The string of blazes started in March and mostly at camps along the Cuyahoga River's west bank. Officials say the latest fire was at a camp Wednesday and was one of several recent fires reported.

The newspaper reports that investigators have ruled the fires were set intentionally and that fire officials say more details will be released when further information is available. The police department deferred questions to fire officials.

There was no answer Sunday to calls to the fire department's administrative offices.

Associated Press

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