Man arrested for allegedly starting Boston fire that left 8 people homeless

A man has been arrested after allegedly starting the fire in Boston that left eight residents homeless Saturday night.

Carl Fernand, 32, of Boston was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of arson of a dwelling, according to the Suffolk County DA’s office.

Fernand was spotted spreading accelerant on the floor of the Blue Hill Avenue home that went up in flames and caused damages estimated at $1 million dollars, according to the DA.

One person was also hospitalized with minor injuries.

The Red Cross assisted the eight people that were displaced.

Fernand was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24.

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