Amarillo Fire Officers Arrest Arson Suspect

An man suspected of arson is now in custody.

Amarillo fire marshal officers arrested 21 year old Christopher Ray Cantrell.

They accuse him setting this fire at his house on 8th and Cleveland St.

Initially fire crews thought a faulty electrical fuse sparked the fire.

But the investigation concluded Cantrell started the blaze.

They also accuse him of lighting a fire on July 17, 2007 at his previous home at 6666 Pavillard.

He faces two felony charges which both could end with life sentences.