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Police identify Wednesday's Chico arson suspect

Chico Police Department released the identification of Wednesday's arson suspect.

Posted: Aug 12, 2021 11:24 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police Department released the identification of the person who was arrested for arson on Wednesday.

Police said Danny Benson was arrested for arson after the department received reports of a person starting fires on the 1800 block of Springfield Dr.

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The Chico Fire Department contained a fire in a grass field and extinguished a fire in a trash can near a business.

Benson had a prior arson conviction and is required to register as an arson registrant, police said.

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