Police make arrest in East Broadway apartment fire

MISSOULA COUNTY

POSTED: 4:48 PM Jun 18 2013   UPDATED: 9:50 PM Jun 18 2013
Residents, pets displaced after Missoula apartment fire
MISSOULA, Mont. -

The following is a release from the Missoula Police Department:

Missoula Police Department personnel in cooperation with Missoula Fire Department fire investigators have made an arrest in connection with last weeks structure fire at 1319 E. Broadway.

The Vantage Villa Apartments sustained significant damage when fire broke out on the third level of the 41-unit complex. Firefighters responded at 3:00 pm Thursday and battled the stubborn blaze for several hours, finally gaining the upper hand at approximately 8:30 pm.

There were no injuries reported but all occupants have been displaced and are awaiting temporary housing. Damage estimates are significant and pending further assessment.

Police tell NBC Montana they arrested a 28-year-old man. He will likely appear in Missoula County Justice Court Wednesday.

We'll keep you updated.