Arsonist arrested for 2-alarm apartment fire in Garland

The Garland Police Department was responding to an individual entering an apartment through a window at 1028am. Two minutes later a fire was reported in the unit.

GARLAND - Around 10:30 am Sunday morning, the Garland Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at the Saturn Square Apartments on Saturn Road in Garland. 

A second alarm was issued as their first fire units arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing. The second alarm response included five engine companies, three truck companies and two ambulances, among others.

Eight apartment units were damaged in the fire and their occupants now won't be able to return to their homes.

The Garland Police Department received a call a few minutes prior to the reported fire of a man entering the apartment through a broken rear window. 

According to Garland Fire Department Arson investigators obtained surveillance video showed a man exiting the front door of the apartment, removing two white bags and a box from his vehicle, and returning to the apartment. 

Moments later, the fire erupted right as the suspect was exiting the apartment.

The occupant of the main apartment set on fire was able to identify the suspect as 29-year-old Abdulsatar Abdulrahman.

With help from the Garland Police Department, Abdulrahman was arrested a few blocks from the fire and transported to the Garland Jail where he will be charged with Felony Arson.

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