Man charged with arson in Cobb County townhome fire

Cobb County Fire investigators have arrested a man for arson after a townhome fire early Wednesday morning.

Fire investigators now here, focusing on garage of Cobb town home #fox5atl

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Investigators identified the suspect as Matthew Olson.

Fire officials said they first responded to a call regarding a person threatening to commit suicide at a home on Audobon Drive. First responders said as they arrived, they saw a large glow in the sky and upgraded the call to a fire response.

VIDEO town home gutted by flames. Cobb Fire crews searching for person believed to possibly be inside

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The flames started in the garage of a middle unit at the complex and quickly spread. Investigators said all of the residents were able to get out safely with no injuries reported.

BREAKING fire in Cobb Co demolishes a townhome, damages 2 more. One person unaccounted for

— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) January 4, 2017

Olson was arrested late Wednesday morning.

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