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Central City Restaurant Owner Charged with Arson Following Saturday’s Fire

A restaurant owner is charged with arson following an investigation into a fire at her Central City business last weekend.

On Saturday, January 7th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Linn County
Sheriff Deputies along with Central City Fire Department, Coggon Fire
Department, Alburnett Fire Department, Center Point Ambulance Service and Marion Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Farmhouse Restaurant located at 2 Al Waterhouse Avenue.

This investigation, assisted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, State
Fire Marshal’s Division, determined the fire was intentionally set.

On Wednesday, January 11th, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with the Linn County Attorney’s Office, arrested the restaurant’s current owner, 43-year old Heidi Liegl of Central City.

Liegl is being held at the Linn County Correctional Center on the charges
of Arson 1st degree and Insurance Fraud.

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