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Man Tells Authorities He's Set 25 Fires

Posted April 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Halifax County officials have an accused arsonist behind bars. Payton Arrington, Jr., 40, told authorities he started 25 fires, including one near Weldon Tuesday that burned 15 acres.

Arrington says he's been burning wooded areas in the county since 1995. He will be sentenced next week.