FD: Phoenix home burglary suspect in custody after starting fire

Posted at 4:52 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 18:39:54-05

Phoenix police responded to a home in Phoenix early Friday morning where they found someone who had barricaded themselves inside a room and started a fire. 

According to Phoenix Fire officials, police responded to the home near 10th Street and Thomas Road for a sounding alarm around 4 a.m. As police entered the home, they heard someone inside and discovered a burglary in progress.

The person inside reportedly barricaded himself in a bedroom and started a fire. 

Fire officials say the suspect was taken into custody. 

Crews were able to rescue a cat inside the burning home with a Fido bag. 

No other injuries were reported but the homeowner will be displaced due to water damage. 

No other information has been released.