A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson in the fire that occurred Monday at the Siena-Francis House.

The fire occurred in a community living room of an apartment building at the homeless shelter.

Video surveillance and interviews led fire investigators to make the arrest, according to a report released late Wednesday.

The fire at 1139 N. 18th St. was reported at 11:15 p.m. Monday, and when firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke in the living room. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

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