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Homeless man suspected of serial arson

February 24, 2010 12:40:03 AM PST
A suspected serial arsonist is behind bars in Santa Ana. Police arrested 40-year-old Tommy Wayne Burke, a homeless man on Tuesday.He was taken into custody after two trash-bin fires were reported in Santa Ana. Surveillance video shows a man resembling Burke at the scene of two earlier trash-bin fires.

Investigators believe he used cigarettes to set the fires around businesses on South Bristol Street. He was booked on five counts of arson.