Ada man arrested after two fires reported in cityEmergency crews responded to two fires in Ada, Minn., this morning and it appears at least one of the fires was set intentionally.
By: Sherri Richards, INFORUM
Emergency crews responded to two fires in Ada, Minn., this morning and it appears at least one of the fires was set intentionally.
A house fire was reported about 5:30 a.m., said Ada Police Chief Wade Krohmer. That fire appeared to have started in the garage, and the house is a total loss, he said. No one was at home at the time of the fire, he said.
About an hour later, a caller reported a vehicle stuck in a snow bank near the town’s senior citizen center and a man was seen entering the center. Krohmer said he apprehended a man leaving the center and then noticed the building was on fire.
Krohmer identified the man who was arrested as Jason Timothy Campbell, 31, of Ada.
Krohmer said Campbell will face charges of burglary and possessing stolen property, which he said will likely be filed Monday.
He said Campbell is also being held on suspicion of arson.
The fire at the senior center appeared to have started in the basement and extensively damaged the center, including its floor joists, according to Krohmer. The house and the senior citizen center are both located on Fourth Avenue East, about two blocks from each other.
It’s possible the two fires are related, Krohmer said. The state fire marshal will be investigating this evening.
Kromher said Campbell will be held at a jail in Crookston, Minn.