Man arrested after roof of Phoenix building engulfed in flames
Jul 8, 2022, 4:01 PM
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo/Phoenix Fire Department Photo)
PHOENIX — A man was arrested in connection to a fire at an abandoned building in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, authorities said.
Alfonso Martinez, 43, was booked on one count of arson and driving under the influence after fire personnel battled the blaze near Fifth Avenue and Monroe Street, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire personnel responded to the commercial building around 4 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the roof.
The fire was extinguished just after 6:30 p.m.
Investigation into the incident was led by the Phoenix Fire Investigations Task Force, which is made up of Phoenix Fire investigators and Phoenix Police detectives.
There were no injuries reported as a result from the fire.