Arson suspected in fires set in Mississippi’s capital city

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JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi’s capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set seven fires early Tuesday morning.

At least two of the buildings set ablaze in Jackson were churches; one was burnt to the ground. Another one of the fires broke out on fences surrounding the baseball practice field at Jackson State University, a historically Black public university.

“I’ve been here for 30 years. This is a major occurrence,” Patrick Armon, assistant fire chief for the Jackson , told WAPT-TV. “This is…

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