A man has been charged with arson in a fire at his house in St. Albert late last month.

The fire broke out in the two-storey building around 5:25 a.m. on Dec. 29th.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one home.

The man, who was the only person in the house at the time, was taken to hospital and released.

He is scheduled to appear in St. Albert provincial court in February.