ARRESTED: 28-year-old man in jail for arson following apartment fire in Franklin

FRANKLIN (WITI) -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire set at an apartment in the 10500 block of W. Cortez Circle in Franklin on Monday, December 1st.

The suspect lived in the building and is currently at the Milwaukee County Jail for arson to a building. Charges are pending.

Franklin police and fire officials were called out to the scene around 4:00 p.m. Monday.

Upon their arrival, flames were coming from a patio door of the upper apartment on the northwest corner of the multi-family building.

Six departments assisted Franklin officials in extinguishing the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Red Cross officials are working with seven displaced families.

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