A 17-year-old boy was arrested by Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies Tuesday night after starting two house fires - one at his own home - in a Bluffdale neighborhood.

The boy, whose name is not being released, is currently under observation at Olympus View Hospital, Salt Lake County Deputy Sheriff Peggy Faulkner said.He apparently started the first fire at a neighbor's home, 1911 W. River View Drive (15730 South) about 1:30 p.m. He then started the second fire at his own home, 1906 W. River View, apparently to draw suspicion away from himself, Faulkner said.

The boy used matches and some kind of accelerant to start the fire, she added.