Man arrested on arson charges after fire on East Iowa

Evansville home ‘unlivable’ after upstairs fire

Man arrested on arson charges after fire on East Iowa

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A man was arrested on arson charges after a fire in Evansville Tuesday.

The Vanderburgh County Jail website and police reports show 27-year-old Nikolas Jordan was booked late Tuesday night on that charge.

Nikolas Jordan.
Nikolas Jordan. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Reports also show the fire at an upstairs apartment on East Iowa is being investigated as arson.

We were on scene Tuesday evening as officials got that fire out quickly.

Evansville police took the man into custody on the scene. Jordan was interviewed by officers before being booked in jail.

Fire officials say it started with clothing and a mattress being set on fire.

They say water damage made the apartment unlivable.

The Red Cross is helping out.

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