PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man they say was seen throwing a Molotov cocktail into the woods Wednesday in this Atlantic coast town, where several homes have been gutted by wildfires this week.

Officials questioned Brian Crowder, who authorities allege set a small blaze that was quickly extinguished. They also asked the 31-year-old about larger wildfires that have found ample fuel in developments in the region, blazes he denied involvement with.

Palm Bay Police Chief Bill Berger said he believed there was a "good possibility" Crowder would be charged with starting a small fire.