Man arrested in connection with fires at former Lincoln paper mill

A Lincoln man has been arrested in connection with multiple fires at the former Lincoln paper mill.

59 year old David Parsons was arrested around noon today and charged with three counts of arson.

Parsons is a former employee of the mill.

The State Fire Marshal's Office said that a scale house and a vacant storage building were destroyed in the fires.

A third fire at the mill's wastewater facility went out by itself.

Nearly a dozen fire departments went to assist in putting out the flames.