COUNCIL BLUFFS — Fire and police officials are investigating a fire at a home near Lake Manawa as a possible arson.
On Tuesday, Council Bluffs Fire Marshal Curtis McKeon and Police Sgt. Chad Meyers confirmed that both agencies were investigating a blaze that destroyed a home at 4502 Sioux St. early Friday.
The fire started in a bedroom. McKeon said he couldn’t comment on what started the fire, adding, “This looks like an intentionally set fire.”
The homeowner, Joseph L. Allen Jr., alerted authorities to the fire. McKeon said that investigators interviewed Allen and that he is not a person of interest.
There is a person of interest in the case, McKeon said, though authorities have been unable to interview the person.