Carbondale police are investigating what they are calling an arson that happened on Thursday.
Shortly before 3 a.m., police responded to assist Carbondale Fire Department at a structure fire in the 700 block of South University Avenue.
Officers say a dumpster was engulfed in fire.
The fire damaged a part of a nearby business. Police say the fire was deliberately set. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677).
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