An Atlantic County man was charged for setting at least a dozen small forest fires. As a result of the investigation, the Mullica Police Department charged Michael Evangelista of Mullica Township with multiple counts of arson in connection with the fires that occurred over a six-week period in the Nesco section of the township. Evangelista was arrested Aug. 30 and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing in lieu of $35,000 bail. If convicted, Evangelista will be responsible for the cost of suppressing the fires. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service was involved in the investigation.