PARKER, Colo. (CBS4)– A man has been arrested in connection with fires burning along the Cherry Creek Trail.

The fires in April caused concern for nearby homes and businesses in Parker. One fire forced a school into lock out status.

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Jake Payne (credit: Parker Police)

Investigators say DNA on a lighter and matches found at the scene helped them track down the suspect.

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The brush fire in Parker on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Jake Payne appeared in court where his bond was set at $5,000. If convicted, he could face anywhere from four to 12 years in prison.

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