Arson suspect arrested in Marysville

An arson suspect was arrested following an investigation into the cause of a fully engulfed structure fire in Marysville on Tuesday.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 6:47 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 9:13 AM

MARYSVILLE, Calif. - On Tuesday at approximately 11 a.m, Marysville police officers and Marysville fire personnel responded to a fully engulfed structure fire at 1107 Ramirez St. in Marysville, according to the Marysville Police Department.

The police and fire personnel quickly evacuated the inhabited apartment complex.

A few residents were treated for smoke inhalation by Bi-County Ambulance personnel but no one was found to be injured.

Through an investigation into the cause of the fire, Marysville police determined that Dejanae Lemae Morris, 19, had intentionally caused the fire. Morris is a resident at the apartment complex, MPD said.

The fire caused a total loss of one apartment, severe smoke damage to five apartments, and minor smoke damage to the rest of the complex, according to MPD.

Residents in eighteen apartments have been displaced due to smoke causing damage to the building's structural integrity.

The American Red Cross and Trauma Intervention Program personnel assisted in providing resources and temporary living assistance to those displaced by the fire.

Following the conclusion of the investigation, Morris was booked for Arson to an Inhabited Building.

Morris is in custody at the Yuba County Jail with a bail amount of $250,000 pending future court proceedings.

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