Tulsa officials arrested and charged a man with setting multiple fires last week, one of which injured two Tulsa firefighters.
Fire marshals arrested Christopher Charles Smith, 37, early Friday in connection with at least one of the seven fires intentionally set at various locations within an area of about 2 square miles, Tulsa Fire Department Fire Capt. Stan May told the Tulsa World.
Officials detained three people Thursday, one of whom was Smith; the other two were released.
Four vacant houses, a church, a car and a dumpster were set on fire within four hours of each other.
One firefighter suffered second-degree burns; he was treated and released. The other suffered a leg injury; he was treated on scene.
Fire officials say Smith confessed to acquaintances that he set the fires and that he “dropped a dope pipe in front of one of the houses.”