Police arrest Logan man in connection with Friday house fire

LOGAN — Police have arrested a 36-year-old Logan man, James Brown, possibly connected with a house fire Friday morning at 500 S. Main.

Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said Brown was booked into the Cache County Jail on a warrant after police questioned him about the blaze.

The fire was reported by a neighbor at 6:20 a.m. after witnesses saw Brown and another man run from the home.

The fire completely destroyed the home and an attached garage that had been vacant for several months.

Budge said Brown claimed the fire started from a candle that he was using for light.

Police had been monitoring the residence for a while because of possible drug activity, and immediately considered the fire suspicious.

Budge said electricity and natural gas had been turned off to the home for awhile.

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