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Serial arsonist in south St. Louis admits to starting several fires

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(KMOV.com) – An accused serial arsonists has admitted to starting several fires in south St. Louis.

Federal agents were able to catch 48-year-old Michael Naro after setting up security cameras in the area where fires were reported.

According to police, Naro started each fire with road flares, setting several garage and dumpsters on fire in his neighborhood last year.

“I thought that it had to be somebody that lives in the neighborhood because of the time that it was happening between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.,” said Princeton Heights resident Lois Terry. “I was a little bit upset, a lot upset, I guess.”

The damage was extensive at some locations, including a garage that burned to the ground on Hampton Avenue. One victim found road flares in their garage, another clue leading investigators to Naro.

Security cameras were set in the area which allegedly captured Naro leaving his house and walking toward the location of a garage. When police searched his home, they found road flares and other evidence they say linked him to the arsons.

Naro is now facing four felony counts of second degree arson.

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