DA: Arrest made in suspicious fires on Syracuse's North Side

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - 36-year-old Tenea Grant has been arrested in connection with the three fires on the city's North Side.

She has been charged with 2 counts of arson in the third-degree and 1 count of attempted arson.

The third-degree arson charge is a class C felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.

Sources tell NewsChannel 9 that it appears some type of cross was burned at the scene of at least two of the fires.

Three fires, all relatively close, were reported between 8:24 p.m. and 8:46 p.m. on Wednesday.

The first three scenes being investigated include:
- 2300 block of Lodi Street – a grassy area. The fire went out on its own causing no damage.
- 2422 Lodi Street – a vacant home left with minor damage on the porch.
- 424 Sunset Avenue – a vacant home with significant damage

On Friday, Police found evidence of a fourth fire along the 500 block of Kirkpatrick Street, which caused minor damage before the fire went out on its own. Investigators believe it was set the same night as the three fires listed above.

No one was hurt in any of the fires.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is assisting local authorities, as needed.


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