An Idaho Falls man was arrested early Monday morning after he was caught fleeing a house that had twice been set on fire.
Jeremy Lee Baker, 18, had a propane torch in a backpack when he was stopped by an Idaho Falls Police Department officer. He denied starting a fire in the house.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the Idaho Falls Fire Department had responded to 110 W, Elva St. around 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The patrol officer who arrested Baker had been patrolling the area due to the suspicious nature of the fire. The house was not occupied, and did not have electricity or gas. At around 1:45 a.m. Monday, the officer saw smoke coming from the house and responded. The affidavit states that as he approached the house he saw a man later identified as Baker inside.
Idaho State Journal
Idaho is reporting a total of 6,117 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases.
According to the state's COVID-19 website, there were 365 new cases on Tuesday; 341 new cases were confirmed and 24 were probable. That blew the previous record out of the water by over 100 new cases, set last week.
The state has reported over 200 cases every day for the last several days.
Ada County holds the most number of cases with a total of 2,169, which is 35% of the state's cases.
Idaho has reported 92 virus-related deaths.
The largest number of cases are among people ages 18-29 at 2,097 cases, which is 34% of the state's cases.
Cases of hospitalization are at 330, with 116 of those cases being admitted to ICU.
Healthcare workers account for 509 of those cases, which is about 8% of all cases.
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