The Marshalltown Police Department has arrested Andrew Burke, 26, of Marshalltown, for two counts of arson.
Burke is charged with arson in the massive downtown fire at 135 E. Main St. last week and also a garage fire at 105 1/2 N. Third Ave. early this morning. Burke was arrested this morning.
The Marshalltown Fire and Police Departments made the announcement during a 2:30 p.m. news conference in the city council chambers.
The two departments have been investigating a string of recent fires in the downtown area for more than a month. They are still investigating the string of dumpster fires. See Friday's Times-Republican for more information on the arrest.