Authorities arrested a man accused of starting the fire near Flagstaff, Arizona, which prompted mandatory evacuations for nearby residents.
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A 57-year-old man arrested Sunday in connection to the Pipeline Fire admitted he burned toilet paper and put it under a rock in the area the wildfire was reported burning at the Coconino National Forest, according to court documents.
The Pipeline Fire burning 6 miles north of Flagstaff was reported Sunday morning and was about 5,000 acres as of noon on Monday. It was described burning brush and trees in the area of NFSR 9002 and NFS trail 433.
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