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Suspect in fire at Goodwill building arrested in Indiana

A storage building near Goodwill's corporate headquarters was damaged by fire on Monday. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. (WSMV) A storage building near Goodwill's corporate headquarters was damaged by fire on Monday. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. (WSMV)
Nashville firefighters are battling a fire on Herman Street near downtown Nashville. (WSMV) Nashville firefighters are battling a fire on Herman Street near downtown Nashville. (WSMV)
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A suspected arsonist accused of setting fire to an old Goodwill storage facility has been taken into custody in Columbus, IN.

According to the Columbus Police Department, officers arrested the William S. Warner, 23, when his vehicle had a flat tire and officers found he walking along State Road 46 in Columbus. 

Two officers arrested Warner at gunpoint when they found out he had a warrant for his arrest and may have been armed. 

The Nashville Fire Department said the large blaze at the Goodwill building near downtown Nashville has been ruled suspicious.

Crews were called to the structure near the company's headquarters on Herman Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, the building was covered in flames.

No one was inside at the time and no injuries were reported.

The storage building had propane and other flammable materials inside, which led to a few explosions when firefighters got on scene. This and the fire caused the roof to cave in.

Crews then surrounded the fire and worked to keep flames away from nearby buildings.

Once the fire was almost completely extinguished, firefighters began cutting into the structure to reach and put out hot spots.

A Goodwill spokesman told Channel 4 that the storage building was very old, with nothing of significant value inside except for some store fixtures and equipment.

The spokesman said no one should have been in the building for some time. The fire department told us that the building should have been locked up with no way to get in.

The fire remains under investigation as officials work to determine the cause of the blaze.

Warner was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he will remain in custody until he is extradited back to Tennessee. 

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