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An arrest has been made in connection with a New Year's day fire in Burlington, Iowa that sent five people to the hospital.

Emergency responders in Burlington were called to an apartment fire at 1115 Vine St. on January 1, 2014.

Burlington Police were first to arrive and discovered residents who were trapped.

Officers were able to force entry to the basement of the building and help them escape.

When firefighters arrived, a handicapped resident was rescued from a first floor apartment.

According to the report, 10 people were rescued in total, including four who were taken to the hospital.

Police say two firefighters were also injured, including one who was transported to the hospital.

An investigation was conducted by Burlington Police detectives, the Burlington Fire Marshal and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Investigators say they were able to determine the fire had been intentionally set and the cause was ruled as "incendiary" by the Fire Marshal.

Officials say damages are in excess of $60,000 and the building is considered a total loss.

Police say though the use of interviews and forensic evidence analysis they were able to name a suspect.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 43-year-old Christine Marie Rice was arrested and charged with arson in the first degree, a class B felony.

Rice is being held on a $250,000 bond pending a court appearance.

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