Man charged with arson in Cobb County townhome fire

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Cobb County Fire investigators have arrested a man for arson after a townhome fire early Wednesday morning.

"The flames were kind of rocketing 30-40 feet in the air," said neighbor Davin McCoy.

Investigators identified the suspect as Matthew Olson.

Fire officials said they first responded to a call regarding a person threatening to commit suicide at a home on Audobon Drive. First responders said as they arrived, they saw a large glow in the sky and upgraded the call to a fire response. 

The flames started in the garage of a middle unit at the complex and quickly spread. Investigators said all of the residents were able to get out safely with no injuries reported.

Olson was arrested late Wednesday morning. 

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