Today's nightmare realized comes to us in the form of a 7-year-old boy from Juneau, Alaska, who was discovered to have started at least five fires—in an elementary school, a government building, a random patch of grass—over the last four to five months.

Each of the fires were started with a lighter the little hellion had found, though according to Juneau's deputy fire marshal, the boy's "motives" are still unclear. Possibly just a good old fashioned case of pyromaniacal curiosity, but probably murder. Because of his age, the boy will not be incarcerated.

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