Idaho Man Arrested for Arson After House Fire

June 6, 2012

Police in Idaho Falls arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of arson after a weekend house fire.

Benjamin Ross Baldwin was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on suspicion of first-degree arson after a fire Sunday night that caused an estimated $95,000 in damage to his house.

Police reports say witnesses saw Baldwin leave the house just before neighbors spotted the fire and called 911 at 10:20 p.m.

The fire was contained to the basement, but the house suffered heavy smoke damage.

No one was injured.

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