El Paso man arrested on suspicion of setting Northeast house on fire


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A joint-agency investigation between the El Paso Fire Marshal’s Office and the El Paso Police Department from the Northeast Regional Command Center led to the arrest of 50-year-old Gil Kellner on Friday for allegedly setting a house in Northeast El Paso on fire.

Officials said on May 30 at 1:30 p.m., units with the El Paso Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at a residence located on the 5700 block of Elkton. Fire crews contained the blaze inside of the home with no injuries to Department personnel.

Kellner was arrested on June 4 and is being charged with a violation of Arson of a Habitation, a first-degree felony with a $100,000 bond.

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