Officials make arrest after September fire in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) - Officials have made an arrest following a "suspicious fire" at a home in Burlington in early September.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, police announced the arrest of 18-year-old Keaton Allen Duane Ryner, of Burlington. (KWQC)

Officials say at 6:51 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 5, the Burlington Fire Department was called to a house fire at 1322 Griswold St. Upon arriving, firefighters found a small fire on the outside of the front enclosed porch. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire by 7:13 a.m., and the damage was limited to the front porch.

On Thursday, Oct. 24, police announced the arrest of 18-year-old Keaton Allen Duane Ryner, of Burlington.

Ryner is being charged with 1st-degree arson and is being held on no bond pending a court appearance.

Officials say the house sustained an estimated $3,000 in damages, but it is insured.

Two people driving by saw the smoke and alerted the occupants, so they were able to leave the house safely. No first responders were hurt, either.

Officials say the fire is considered suspicious and is being investigated by the Burlington Police and Fire Departments.