Bristol Man Charged With Arson in Milford

A Bristol man is accused of setting property he owns in Milford on fire.

Firefighters and police responded to 31 South Wind Lane in Milford on Dec. 8 after a fire broke out and investigators determined it had been set.

Investigators also discovered that the gas stove was left on and a candle was unattended and burning inside the residence on a previous occasion.

The fire on Dec. 8 started in a bedroom in the center of the room, but the source of the fire is not known, officials said.

Milford Police have an obtained an arrest warrant for the homeowner, Douglas McDonald, 35, of Bristol, and took him into custody on Monday.

He was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief.

He posted a $50,000 bond and is due in Milford Superior Court on May 17.

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