NEW HAVEN — A 77-year-old man was arrested for setting fire to a home in New Haven this week.
On May 24, authorities were notified of a structure fire on Hunt Road at around 6:20 p.m.
The New Haven Fire Department responded to the location and observed a fire burning inside the home.
Fire suppression efforts were conducted.
As part of New Haven Fire Chief Allen Mayer’s assessment of the fire, he contacted the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance in determining the origin and cause of the fire.
FEIU members responded to New Haven and conducted a scene examination.
The cause of the fire was determined to be the result of direct human involvement and the circumstances surrounding the fire were considered suspicious.
Evidence was collected and interviews were conducted.
Police say that Gary McIntyre, of New Haven, allegedly set the fire.
McIntyre was arrested in Burlington and was cited to appear in court on August 21 to answer to the charge of first-degree arson.