- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at an Omaha apartment.

Robert Camacho III was arrested Monday night on suspicion of first-degree arson following reports of a fire an apartment attached to a neighborhood bar. He is accused of and setting the building on fire.

The Omaha Fire Department says the blaze caused about $50,000 in damage. The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1zYOYjZ ) flames extensively damaged the entryway and kitchen of a main-level apartment and the exterior of a second-floor apartment, while smoke damaged the connected Brick Street Tavern.

Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha says Camacho fled on foot but was quickly taken into custody.

Camacho was being held at the Douglas County Corrections Center as of Tuesday.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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