Apartment Fire Ruled Arson

A fire at an area apartment complex has been ruled arson, and authorities have made an arrest.

Nineteen-year-old Ashley Jordan is in custody and charged with first degree arson.

Around three o'clock Sunday afternoon, firefighters were busy putting out the blaze at the Sunrise Place Apartments on Texas Street.

The Tallahassee Fire Department says the fire started in one of the apartments and spread to several others.

A resident at the complex says her apartment was a total loss. Now she and eight others are staying in a hotel until they can find a permanent home.