One Arrested for Arson after Independence House Fire

One person has been arrested in connection to a house fire in Independence over the weekend.

Firefighters were sent to the home at 711 13th Street NE around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Three people were inside the home when the fire broke out. Two people were injured – their names have not been released.

Authorities say Shane Heins of Oelwein was taken into custody Sunday and charged with First Degree Arson.

He was taken into custody after law enforcement conducted a search warrant at 218 3rd Avenue NW in Oelwein.

No other details have been released.

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