Original: Evansville Police arrested 31 year old Christopher Compton for Monday's deadly fire on W. Franklin Street.
Evansville Police say the fire was started a little after 4:00 that afternoon.
Officials say three people died, two adults and a young child. Four people on the second floor were able to escape through a window, but suffered injuries. Two of them were transferred to Wishard burn unit in Indianapolis.
Compton was located a short time later and was arrested after being interviewed by detectives. He is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon on the 3 victims who died.
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