Lincoln man cited for setting fires at Pioneers Park

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Lincoln man is facing arson charges after reportedly setting grass on fire.

Lincoln Police say they were called to Pioneers Park after a parks and rec employee reported seeing a man setting grass on fire.

At the park, officers saw 58-year-old Thomas Pulec walking toward the park exit.

Officers found he had lit multiple fires at Pioneers Park that caused three active fires and burned three large prairie grass areas, including four trees.

Officers cited and lodged Pulec for third-degree arson.