CINCINNATI — A Roselawn apartment fire that killed one person, injured another and displaced 21 families early Tuesday morning was set intentionally by a resident of the building, according to Hamilton County court documents.
William Koch, 57, stands charged with murder and aggravated arson in connection to the fire, which began at 4 a.m. inside the Sparkle Apartment on Sparkle Drive.
According to a complaint filed with the court, Koch confessed to starting the fire with charcoal lighter fluid, a cigarette and a couch that had been stored in a common hallway. One person, identified in court documents as "E.J.," died as a result; at least one other was badly injured.
Koch was arrested Tuesday afternoon and taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.