COPS: Landlord played ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ while torching MN building

According to police reports, a Minnesota building that was intentionally set on fire by its landlord had the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” playing loudly inside during the incident.

The accused arsonist, identified as Travis Carlson, allegedly ignited a duplex in Duluth last Thursday morning while his tenants were inside, the Smoking Gun reported.

Investigators claim that Carlson used gasoline from his car as an accelerant. He is currently held in the county jail on $75,000 bail and faces a first-degree arson charge, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

Upon receiving a 911 call, officers from the Duluth Police Department were dispatched to the scene around 4 AM.

When they arrived, they discovered the upstairs apartment engulfed in flames, accompanied by the blaring sound of “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

Carlson, who acquired the building in 2005, resides in the upstairs unit and rents out the downstairs space. The property itself was constructed in 1901, adding to its historical significance.