A fire was reported on the third floor of Wahkonsa Manor, 927 Central Ave., shortly after noon Friday.
Fort Dodge Police arrested occupant Joseph Schossow, resident of apartment 303 where the fire started, charging him with first-degree arson following an investigation.
Fort Dodge Fire Department ensured the fire was contained quickly with no further damage to the building or danger to its residents. The building was not evacuated. No injuries were reported.
A smoldering mattress and box spring frame were removed from the building.