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Arrest made in connection to a large apartment fire on Saturday

Posted at 9:39 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 09:37:45-04

Buffalo fire investigators have an individual in custody after a fire tore through an apartment building on Lafayette Avenue early Saturday morning.

Police say 29-year-old Jonathan Jimenez was arrested and charged with arson, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.

The fire caused nearly $2 million in damage. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

According to the Red Cross, about 90 residents lived in the building. It's unclear how many of them were displaced. The Red Cross opened a shelter at St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church for those who were left without a place to stay.

A GoFundMe page to help the people affected by the fire has a goal to rais $100,000. As of 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, $2,675 had been raised.