Fire crews were called early Thursday morning to the scene of a large fire near 8th and Jefferson in downtown Waterloo. The fire destroyed an abandoned building. Firefighters report at least four additional fires. A home in the 100 block of Irving Street sustained damage to a porch.
There also were fire calls to the intersection of Logan and Lincoln, the 500 block of Pine street and an abandoned building on Mulberry street.
Thirty-seven-year-old Justin Silos could be charged with 5 counts of arson. No one was injured fighting any of the fires.
(By Bob Foster, KCNZ, Cedar Falls)