FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE - On Sunday, August 23, 2020, at 9:07 PM, the City of Carbondale Fire Department and City of Carbondale Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a fire on the third floor at 708 W. Mill Street (Ivy Hall), for a structure fire.
The Carbondale Fire Department successfully extinguished the fire while police officers assisted with evacuating tenants from the building. The investigation revealed that a resident, Deandre Pugh, 39 years old of Carbondale, intentionally set his apartment on fire while other occupants were present in the building.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Deandre Pugh was arrested for Aggravated Arson and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. This investigation is currently active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Carbondale Fire Department at (618) 457-3299 or the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.