Buffalo PD: Suspect arrested, facing at least 18 charges following multiple fires

BUFFALO (WBNG) — Authorities said five fires broke out after midnight on Tuesday in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village.

Authorities said 20-year-old Nathan Wasyl was taken into custody. Wasyl has been accused of trying to steal from homes and using the fires as a distraction. Authorities said he’s facing at least 18 charges, two of which are felonies.

Buffalo Police said two firefighters are suffering minor injuries.

Police has estimated damages at $800,000 and several of the fires happened in car garages.

 

Grace Gagnon

Grace Gagnon

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