Date: 3/18/2009

OSLO (AP) — Norwegian police say they have detained a man on suspicion of arson in an apartment building fire late last year that killed six people and injured 12 in Oslo.

The fire ripped through the five-story apartment building Dec. 13, and some residents had to be rescued from the roof with ladders. Police detained the man Wednesday but they declined to identify him other than to say he was Norwegian and in his 40s.

Police say the man was charged in connection with a series of fires, including the one in December. But authorities refused to go into detail because the investigation is continuing.

Police say they will seek a court order to keep him in custody.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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