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Man Charged With Arson in South Fort Worth Vehicle Fires

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One man was arrested early Monday in connection to two vehicles in South Fort Worth, police say.

Officers arrested Kwunte Campbell after they located evidence in the area that tied him to multiple fires set nearby, Fort Worth police said.

Firefighters first responded to a commercial dumpster fire in the 4700 block of Hulen Street at 11:09 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Just over two hours later, police said a patrol officer saw a vehicle on fire at the Enterprise Rental Center in the 4900 block of Hulen Street. Minutes later police were made aware of a second vehicle on fire in front of the Sears Auto Center at Hulen Mall. The latter fire spread to the building before it was contained by firefighters, police said.

Police said they located a "suspicious person" near a Metro PCS store and questioned him. Fort Worth Fire Department arson and bomb investigators determined both vehicles were set on fire intentionally and in the same manner.

Campbell was booked into the Fort Worth Jail and charged with two counts of arson of a vehicle, police said. Charges related to the dumpster fire and the building fire were pending Monday.

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