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NLV police ID man arrested for arson fire

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Tony Fernandez (Source: North Las Vegas Police Dept.) Tony Fernandez (Source: North Las Vegas Police Dept.)
Firefighters at the scene of a house fire in the area of East Nelson Avenue and North Spear Street in North Las Vegas on Oct. 3, 2016. (Source: FOX5) Firefighters at the scene of a house fire in the area of East Nelson Avenue and North Spear Street in North Las Vegas on Oct. 3, 2016. (Source: FOX5)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

North Las Vegas police on Wednesday identified the man arrested Monday in connection with an arson fire as 23-year-old Tony Fernandez.

The fire broke out about 7:50 p.m. at a home located on East Nelson Avenue, near Carey Avenue and North Las Vegas Boulevard.

[READ: Arson suspected in NLV fire; 1 in custody]

Fernandez was taken into custody by North Las Vegas Fire Department arson investigators and booked into Las Vegas City Jail. He faces charges of first-degree arson and battery with a deadly weapon.

Two people were treated for injuries following the fire. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Firefighters put the blaze out in about five minutes.

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