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Man charged for early morning arson

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Keelan Bush, 46, of Carbondale (Provided photo by Carbondale Police Department)

Keelan Bush, 46, of Carbondale (Provided photo by Carbondale Police Department)

Keelan Bush, 46, of Carbondale (Provided photo by Carbondale Police Department)

By Staff report

Carbondale police said Monday a man has been arrested and charged with aggravated arson following a house fire Sunday morning.

After arriving on scene at 523 E. Burke Street, officers found the back door of the residence in flames, according to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department. All occupants were able to exit the house without injuries.

Officers arrested Keelan R. Bush, 46, of Carbondale, with aggravated arson. Police said Bush, who is now being held in Jackson County Jail, was an acquaintance of a resident of the home.

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Police are asking anyone with information contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.

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