Yakima Police say they've arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a series of arson fires reported early Saturday morning. One of the fires caused $50,000 in damage to a Mexican restaurant on Fruitvale Blvd. Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says Ronald Taylor was arrested at a Yakima home on Monday night. Bastinelli says he's known by officers. "He's responsible for a series of arson fires reported in Yakima last year."
Police say he started the fires on Saturday morning in which 49 firefighters from throughout the valley responded. No injuries were reported. But Bastinelli says anytime a fire is started there's a potential for someone to be injured or killed. The 21-year-old Ronald Taylor is being held in the Yakima County jail facing multiple arson related charges.