DeForest Restaurant Owner Arrested On Arson Charges

A DeForest business owner faces arson charges after he allegedly burned down his own pizza business.

Lodi firefighters found the kitchen area of Fat Boy’s Pizza Bakery in flames on Tuesday. The business is located on South Main Street.

Emergency responders treated one person for smoke inhalation following the incident.

Lodi police took Thomas Matje into custody on charges of arson and recklessly endangering safety.

The fire caused $200,000 in damage, authorities said.