Carbondale man facing charges after suspicious fire

Carbondale man facing charges after suspicious fire

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A man is behind bars after a suspicious house fire in Jackson County.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the Carbondale Township Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Charles Road just after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The home was vacant when the fire started.

The sheriff's office reports evidence at the scene led investigators to believe the origin of the fire was suspicious.

Pablo Rafael Garcia, 28 of Carbondale, was identified as a possible suspect.

Following an investigation, Rafael Garcia was arrested.

He is facing charges for burglary and arson.

Garcia is in custody at the Jackson County Jail.

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