Officials say a “potential suspect” is in custody in connection with a weekend fire near Council Bluffs. There was a fire at a small apartment complex south of Council Bluffs on Saturday.
State Fire Marshall John Ticer says a “person of interest” is being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail on unrelated charges. “It was definitely an arson fire,” Ticer says. “Somebody had poured a flammable liquid around the building, particularly around the exit doors.” Ticer says attempted murder charges may be filed in the case, in addition to an arson charge.
All four apartments were occupied at the time of the fire, although no one was injured.
Contributed Kristan Gray, KMA, Shenandoah