Accused Arsonist Arraigned

Same suspect accused of starting the "Mills Fire"

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A Banning man was arraigned today on arson charges in a newly unsealed grand jury indictment accusing him of setting nine fires that burned a total of 670 acres in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  Steven Taylor Rutherford, who pleaded not guilty to 13 felony arson counts, is accused of starting the ``Mills Fire'' in San Bernardino County and eight blazes in Riverside County.

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