A alleged death threat and an arson fire are under investigation in southwest Iowa’s Pottawattamie County. Sheriff Jeff Danker says the fire occurred Saturday outside Council Bluffs at 13502 Bluebird Lane.

Danker says deputies were dispatched to the fire just before 4:00 A.M., but while enroute the dispatcher advised that the fire had been put out, yet the reporting party still wanted officers to respond to the residence for an “unknown problem.”

A female from the residence advised officers that a man allegedly lit her house on fire and “tried” killing her and her mother. The alleged suspect was not at the scene. No arrests have been made in the case as it is still under investigation.

Contributed by Kristan Gray, KMA, Shenandoah