Man charged with arson in house fire

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Carbondale Times

A Carbondale man has been arrested in connection to a structure fire at 523 E. Burke St., according to Carbondale Police Department.
Keelan Bush, 46, has been charged with aggravated arson and has been incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.
At about 5:10 a.m., on Monday, officers arrived at the Burke Street home to find the back boor in flames. The occupants of the residence were alerted and able to exit out of the house without injury.
As the investigation continued, officers arrested Bush, who is an acquaintance of a resident of the home. That person’s identity has not been released.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the police at 618 457-3200 or the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers 618-549-2677.