Christmas Day fire ruled as arson

Ryan Eckstein

Davenport Police have arrested a man that started a house fire early Christmas morning.

Ryan Eckstein of Davenport is being held in the Scott County Jail. He faces a felony charge of arson and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.

Fire crews responded to the 72-hundred block of Kelling Street just before three in the morning for a structure fire and a disturbance call.    Fire officials investigated the fire and now believe it was deliberately set.   The reason for why Eckstein did it is unknown at this time. Eckstein lived there with a woman and two children.

Fire damage has left the house unlivable. The Red Cross has stepped in to assist the woman and the two children.

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