CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Canton police have charged Christopher Cooper with aggravated arson. He's accused of setting a fire at a Rachel Street NW apartment complex Tuesday and will make his first court appearance on Friday.
Nine people were sent to the hospital, including four children and a firefighter.
Firefighters say several children were dropped from third-floor windows into the arms of firefighters and one man jumped from a window, breaking his ankle.
Another woman was brought down from the third floor by ladder.
The fire is still under investigation.
Cooper is locked up in the Stark County jail.