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Man arrested for starting small brush fire

SPOKANE, Wash. - Around 1:00 p.m. today, 38-year-old Christopher Bateman was arrested and charged with reckless burning. He also had a warrant against him. 

Witnesses saw Bateman lighting fireworks near a field in the area of 2nd Ave and Pittsburg St.. When they sparked a fire, several people called 911, and Bateman tried to put the flames out. The Spokane Fire Department responded and was able to get the fire under control. 

Bateman had left the scene when Spokane Police officers arrived, but witnesses were able to help officers find him. 


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