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Arrest made in bonfire that injured 7

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Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr (Credit: Henderson Detention Center) Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr (Credit: Henderson Detention Center)

HENDERSON, Nev. — Clark County and Henderson fire investigators said they have made an arrest in connection to a bonfire in early June that left seven people burned.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and faces various charges, including third-degree arson, seven counts of mayhem, and several counts of reckless disregard of persons.

According to witnesses and evidence collected at the scene, investigators say the teen threw a 55-gallon drum on top of the fire, which caused the fire to to explode and spread, which in turn hurt bystanders.

Boyd is at the Henderson Detention Center and has bail set at $37,000.

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