GREENFIELD – One person in Greenfield was arrested Monday night after admitting to intentionally setting their home on fire.
It happened just before 7 p.m. Monday near 46th and Bottsford.
Greenfield police were able to locate the resident when they arrived to the scene. The resident was questioned and admitted the fire was intentionally set. This resident was arrested and is being held on charges of Arson and Recklessly Endangering Safety.
The Greenfield Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire and all residents were able to get out safely and without injury.
During the investigation there was an initial concern there was an incendiary device inside the residence. The Milwaukee bomb squad responded and determined the device was inert.
The fire remains under investigation by the Greenfield Police Department and the State Fire Marshall.
The name of the resident is not being released until the case is reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and formal charges have been issued.