Man arrested in connection with shed fire that spread to home in Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man has been arrested in connection with a fire that began in a shed and spread to a home in Chesterfield County over the weekend.

Officials said the fire began sometime before 4 p.m. in a shed in the 6700 block of Madison Street, but eventually spread to a nearby house. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze, and no injuries occurred as a result of the fire.

The Chesterfield County Fire Marshal’s Office and Police Department investigated and determined that the fires were intentionally set.

On Tuesday, authorities announced that 46-year-old Jeffrey Perdue of Chesterfield had been arrested and charged with felony burning of a building, felony burning of an occupied dwelling and felony threat to burn.

He is being held at Riverside Regional Jail pending a court date in Chesterfield County General District Court.

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