TOPEKA (KSNT) – About 6 acres of land at the MacLennan Park trail system in Topeka were scorched as a result of arson.

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The Topeka Fire Department is labeling the situation as a grass fire on social media and is warning the public to avoid the area of 6th St. and Fairlawn Rd. No structures, including the Kansas governor’s mansion at Cedar Crest, are currently being threatened by the fire.

27 News spoke with a member of the TFD who said that a suspect is in custody on one count of arson in connection to the fire. The suspect has been identified as Pedro Michel-Mota Ruiz, 36, of Topeka.