Denver police search for arsonist after 9 separate fires overnight

One woman detained for questioning

DENVER - Denver police are searching for an arsonist Monday morning after nine separate fires overnight. 

All the fires started at 1:30 a.m. on Dexter St., between E. 23rd Ave. and 28th Ave. The area is a few blocks northeast of Colorado Blvd. and E. Montview Blvd.

Fires damaged six cars, two garages, and some landscaping between two homes all within 45 minutes.

One fire in an alley in the 2300 block of Dexter started in a trash bin and spread to a garage. One car was set on fire inside a garage and the flames spread to that structure. Five cars parked on the street were also set on fire, along with some brush between two homes. 

Firefighters also found several vandalized cars in the same area.

Denver firefighters are confident the fires are the work of an arsonist, crews told 7NEWS Reporter Eric Lupher.

Firefighters said one woman was detained for questioning, but they did not say whether she was a witness or a person of interest.

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