OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several people escaped harm when they managed to get out of a burning Omaha house, and a man was later arrested on suspicion of arson, fire officials said.
The fire broke Tuesday afternoon in a north Omaha garage and quickly consumed the house next to it, Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick said in a news release. Four adults and three children managed to escape, fire officials said.
Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set, and police arrested a 33-year-old man who lived at the home but was found a short distance away. Police said the man faces several counts of arson.