A man is facing charges including life-endangering arson after pouring gasoline on a woman and her home northwest of Sundre Thursday night, RCMP said in a release Friday.
RCMP, fire and paramedics responded to a house in the Bearberry area about 140 kms northwest of Calgary around 9:30 p.m. to find the house in flames.
Police allege a 43-year-old Sundre man threw gasoline on both the house and a 45-year-old woman who owns the house but the fire took off when he poured gas on a wood-burning stove.
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The woman escaped unharmed and made it to a neighbour's house where she called 9-1-1.
The man and woman know each other, police say.
The man is facing charges of arson, criminal negligence, assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement and breach of probation.
More details are expected once all charges have been processed.