Man charged with arson after Montgomery house fire

Man charged with arson after Montgomery house fire

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man is facing arson charges after a house fire in Montgomery, officials with the fire department announced on Thursday.

According to Sgt. Omari Whiting, Quenton T. Washington, 36, is charged with second-degree arson.

Firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire in the 300 block of Columbia Avenue on Monday. Whiting says shortly after, investigators began a criminal investigation into the cause of the fire.

The investigation determined the fire started when a blanket was set on fire in the unoccupied residence. Whiting says further investigation identified Washington as the suspect.

Washington was taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility and placed under a $30,000 bond.

No other information related to the fire investigation has been released at this time.

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