There’s been an arson arrest in an eastern Iowa fire. The call came in about 7:30 Monday night for a residential structure fire in LeClaire. Firefighters from LeClaire, Princeton and Riverdale teamed up to put it out.
An elderly man in a wheelchair, a 16-year-old girl, her mother, an 18-month-old child, two cats and a dog were home at the time. Everyone escaped but the animals, who perished. Following an investigation, the 16-year-old girl, Anissa Reyna, was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson.
Under Iowa law, she’s been charged as an adult and was taken to Scott County Jail.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport