Arson suspected in 3 fires in Mito

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Police are investigating three suspicious fires in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, which occurred on Monday night.

In the first fire, flames were seen coming from a vacant store in Higashihara at around 11:45 p.m., TV Asahi reported.

Shortly after, about 800 meters away, two other vacant houses were reported to be on fire.

Police said the fires are probably the work of the same arsonist.

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Just across the tracks from me. Also we had 2 arson attacks at the university next door a couple months ago. There's a maniac looking for trouble out there.

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