Man arrested in deadly Sheridan Rd. fire

January 17, 2010 3:35:09 PM PST
Chicago police have made an arrest in a deadly North Side apartment fire.Mahab Hassan, 26, was taken into custody late Saturday night and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

Authorities believe Hassan set a fire Thursday afternoon in a five-story building on North Sheridan Road.

The fire was ruled suspicious after investigators found a gas can in a hallway.

In addition to the death, five others were hurt in the fire, including a man who jumped from the fifth floor to escape the flames.


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