OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters say 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.
Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick says the fire broke Tuesday afternoon in a north Omaha garage and quickly consumed the house.
Fire officials say four adults and three children managed to escape. 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.