• Man arrested after Centralia fire

    by  • January 18, 2013 • News

    A 56-year-old Centralia man who escaped a fire at his South Elm Street home Wednesday night is in custody of the Marion County Jail, charged with possession of methamphetamine and aggravated participation in the manufacture of meth.

    Timothy J. McCombs was home Wednesday when a fire started in the kitchen of the home owned by Ruth Reeder of Irvington.

    The cause of the fire is still unknown and remains under investigation by local police and the State Fire Marshal.