There are no reports of injuries in a bizarre house fire on Commercial Street between Clay and Summit in Springfield.
Early reports indicate someone called 911 early Wednesday morning to say a man with a rifle was outside the house and that he set it on fire.
The home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.
It took awhile for the caller to get out of the house, and police eventually arrested the suspect after he tried to run.
A fire marshal has been on the scene investigating, and traffic was shut down on Commercial for much of the morning commute.