A college student has been arrested and charged with arson for allegedly starting a residence hall fire at Viterbo University in La Crosse. School officials say everyone was able to get out of Marian Hall safely when alarms began to sound shortly after 2:00 a-m Sunday. The fire had been started in a trash container in a lounge on the second floor. Fire department investigators, police and Viterbo officials used surveillance video to identify the suspect. No names have been released. A university spokesperson says they’re checking to determine if the incident is connected to a series of racial incidents on the campus recently.

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