Kennewick police got reports of a man lighting a gas can on fire in Kennewick that led to them arresting a wanted criminal.

Both Kennewick police and the Fire Department headed to the reported area around S Olympia St near W 32nd after 1 pm.

The fire department found and put out the gas can fire while Kennewick police located the man, now identified as 35 year old Deng Adiang, a few blocks away.

He told police he accidentally lit the gas can on fire trying to light a cigar, according to reports. He then kicked the on fire gas can in the street to get it away from him.

Police then arrested Deng Adiang for a felony Dept of Corrections warrant and booked him into jail.



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