1 arrested in connection to arson at Carbondale apartment

1 arrested in connection to arson at Carbondale apartment
Deandre Pugh was arrested for aggravated arson. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - One person was arrested in connection to an apartment fire.

Deandre Pugh, 39, was arrested for aggravated arson. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

According to police, he intentionally set his apartment on fire while other occupants were in the building.

On Sunday, August 23 at 9:07 p.m., the Carbondale Fire Department responded to a fire on the third floor of Ivy Hall on W. Mill St. This is across the street from Southern Illinois University.

Crews found a fire in one apartment on the third floor. The fire was out by 9:13 p.m.

Police helped evacuate tenants from the building while the fire department extinguished the fire. No one was injured.

According to the City of Carbondale, fire/arson investigators were called to the scene and one person was arrested in connection to the fire.

Damage estimates are not available at this time.

The Jackson County Ambulance Service was also on scene.

This investigation is currently active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Carbondale Fire Department at 618-457-3299 or the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200.

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