Teen accused of starting grass fires near school in Clark County

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old man accused of starting two grass fires at a school in Orchards, near Vancouver.

The fires early Monday burned less than a quarter-acre near York Elementary School but had the potential to become very large, deputies said.

Deputies arrested Brandon Emery and charged him with second degree arson. Emery also admitted to being involved with other fires in the area. He could face more charges.