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Published November 14, 2011, 08:43 AM

Police identify man arrested after fires set in two southside Fargo apartment buildings

FARGO – Police here have identified the man arrested in connection with one of two fires that authorities believe were intentionally set at southside apartment buildings Sunday night.

FARGO – Police here have identified the man arrested in connection with one of two fires that authorities believe were intentionally set at southside apartment buildings Sunday night.

Lyndon Galen Greybear, 29, of Fort Totten, was arrested on suspicion of endangering by fire or explosive, a Class B felony, and taken to the Cass County Jail, Lt. Joel Vettel said.

The fires, reported around 9:30 p.m., were in buildings a block apart, said Gary Lorenz, acting assistant chief of the Fargo Fire Department. One fire was in a bedroom on the third floor at 3301 16th Ave. S. The other fire was on a door on the ground floor at 3331 15th Ave. S.

The fires were discovered by police officers who were responding to separate calls to the two addresses almost simultaneously, Vettel said. At the 15th Avenue address, which was a disturbance call, they found a man with a bloody mouth and arrested him in connection with the door fire, he said.

Officers responding to the 16th Avenue address noticed the apartment on fire and found two injured children inside, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, he said.

Both fires were out when firefighters arrived and damage was minimal, Lorenz said.

Greybear was arrested in connection with only the 15th Avenue fire but he may face additional charges, Vettel said.

The two children were taken by ambulance to Essentia Health for treatment of unknown injuries, Vettel said. Police were trying to determine if their injuries were a result of the fire or some other cause, he said.

Firefighters responding to the door fire found the door scorched and burning around the door knob and deadbolt, a news release stated.

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