A man has been arrested and charged with aggravated arson after an early morning house fire in Carbondale.

According to a news release from Carbondale Police Department, investigators responded to a home at 523 E. Burke St. about 5:10 a.m. Monday, and found the back door of the house "in flames." Everyone in the house was able to escape without injuries.

Police arrested Keelan R. Bush, 46, of Carbondale, and he was charged with aggravated arson in relation to the fire. Police said he is an acquaintance of a person who lives in the house. Bush is incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.

— The Southern

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