Arson suspect arrested in Saint-Jérôme

Saint-Jérôme Police have arrested a man in connection with a Friday night arson.

The fire was started around 7 p.m. and caused major damage to the home on Rue de Boulogne.

The woman who lives there was not home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters found an empty gas can inside.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fire.

He faces charges of arson, uttering threats, and harassment.

No injuries were reported.