By CBS13 Staff

NEVADA CITY (CBS13) – The Nevada City Police Department confirmed Thursday that the suspected arsonist accused of setting a century-old home and nearby office building on fire was a transient of the area.

Nathan Daniel Tomlinson, 32, was taken into custody on multiple charges including arson.

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According to the Nevada City Fire Department, crews responded to the fire ar around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday along Broad Street across the street from city hall.

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The department said the home was about 75% involved in the flames upon arrival and the office building sustained heavy smoke and water damage from the firefight.

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