Detectives from Croydon have arrested and charged a man following a house fire in Ferntree Gully yesterday (18 January), Victoria Police say.
The fire broke out in the Veronica street home about 1.30am however no-one was home at the time.
A 28-year-old man from no fixed address has been charged with criminal damage by fire, reckless conduct endangering life and resist police.
He has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today.
Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.