Rockhampton detectives have charged a man following investigations into a fire at Frenchville overnight.
Police will allege the man made threats and was seen leaving on foot just prior to the house catching fire.
Emergency services arrived at the scene around 6.20pm.
The man was arrested in nearby Waterloo Street shortly afterwards. He was taken to hospital.
A 51-year-old Frenchville man has been charged with arson. He is expected to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.
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