Arson charge laid in connection with Bell Island house fire

A 46-year-old man was arrested Saturday, after a home was evidently set on fire on Bell Island.
A man from Bell Island was arrested Saturday, following a house fire on Fourth Street. (Submitted)

Bell Island RCMP have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with a fire that damaged a home early Saturday morning. 

In a statement, police said the man faces charges of break and entry into a residence as well as arson.

A house on Fourth Street sustained significant damage.

No one was injured, but a family pet perished in the fire.

Police said the suspect is scheduled to appear in court Sunday morning.