Man arrested following suspicious apartment fire Monday

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A man has been arrested following a suspicious fire in Mishawaka early Monday morning.

Fire crews were called to the Hickory Village Apartments just after 4:30 in reference to an apartment fire.

At the scene, they found a building engulfed in flames with multiple people stuck on the second and third floors.

Police officers and firefighters were able to evacuate all residents to safety.

Witnesses told police they saw a man leaving the scene of the fire, and he was eventually detained, interviewed and arrested.

The fire is being investigated as suspicious by the State Fire Marshall and Mishawaka Police Department.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Mishawaka Police Department Detective Bureau at (574) 258-1684.

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