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Man arrested, charged with arson in downtown Nashville fire

Nashville fire department
Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 18:43:40-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Fire Department charged a man with arson after they say he set fire to a building in downtown Nashville.

Fire officials say 39-year-old Joshua Baker set a fire in a building on the 200 block of 6th Avenue North on New Year's Eve.

When firefighters responded to the call, they found multiple fires on the second floor of the building - an area used mostly for storage. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which officials say caused extensive internal damage. They also found other fire locations including the bathroom, near a rear wall, in a trash can and in a mini refrigerator.

NFD investigators arrested Baker and charged him with Felony Arson. He remains in custody at the Davidson County Detention Center on $75,000 bond.