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Arson Arrest Made In Tuesday's Iowa Street FIre in Evansville

Evansville Police have arrested a man in connection to an arson at a home in Jimtown.

Posted: May 4, 2021 7:45 PM
Updated: May 5, 2021 8:47 AM

Evansville Fire Department released more details Wednesday morning on an apartment fire in Evansville Tuesday evening.

EFD said that a fire started in some clothing and a mattress in the second floor apartment in the 800 block of East Iowa Street just before 6:30 P.M.

Residents in the apartment below noticed smoke seeping from the ceiling and called 911.

Firefighters arrived to the apartment and extinguished the fire within ten minutes.

The fire displaced the residents in the first floor deparment due to water damage.  No injuries reported in the fire.  Evansville Police arrested Nikolas Jordan in relation to an arson investigation into the fire.

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The Evansville Fire Department was called to a house fire on East Iowa Street Tuesday evening.

That call came in as a possible arson at a duplex near the corner of North Evans Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

Initially, police on the scene believed the suspect was still in the building and stopped fire crews from entering. A short time later, it was determined it was safe for firefighters to tackle the fire from inside.

Meanwhile, officers took Nikolas Jordan, 27 of Evansville, into custody as a person of interest. Several hours later, he was book into the Vanderburgh County jail, charged with arson.

It is unclear if anyone else was in the home at the time of the fire, but two people have requested assistance from the Red Cross.

EFD is continuing to investigate the fire.

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