Arsonist arrested after fire at Miami-Dade warehouse, police say

(WPLG)

MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – A man had been harassing a woman before yet another fire on Wednesday in an industrial complex in Miami-Dade County, said a resident who did not want to be identified.

Miami-Dade firefighters extinguished the flames at a warehouse building at 2121 NW 139 St., in Opa-locka.

A firefighter said the fire damaged a small area of the roof. A police officer described the arsonist as an ex-boyfriend of the property owner.

The man who police officers suspected of setting the fire barricaded himself inside a home in Miami-Dade before police officers arrested him.

A resident said the same man was probably the arsonist who recently damaged a pickup truck.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Guadalupe Monarrez contributed to this report.

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