Man in custody after house fire in Covington, arson suspected

Crews battle house fire on Banklick Street in Covington (WKRC)

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Fire crews battled a house fire on Bankllick Street in Covington on Tuesday night.

Police were called to the area for reports of a man with a gun, but then fire crews were called in after the fire started.

The house is reportedly near the intersection of Banklick Street and W 14th Street.

The man who lived at the residence is in police custody.

The fire is being investigated as a possible arson per the chief of the Covington Fire Department.

No one was injured, but a neighboring house was damaged by smoke.

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