Police: NH man set brush fire before torching motorcycle, dumpster, building

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - A New Hampshire man has been held without bail after police say he started a brush fire before torching a motorcycle, dumpster, and part of a building over the weekend.

Shane Farnsworth, 31, was arraigned Monday in Hillsborough Superior Court-South on felony arson charges in connection with four fires that were set in Nashua on Sunday, according to police.

Officers responding to Bridge Street around 9 p.m. for a report of a small brush fire scrambled to extinguish the blaze before responding to Armory Street for a dumpster fire, Temple Street for a flaming motorcycle and Crown Street for a building fire.

All of the fires were extinguished and they only caused minimal property damage, according to police.

Farnsworth was later identified as the suspect and taken into custody without incident.

A charge of arson is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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