London police say a man told them he started a fire in a vacant house so he could “have a light” and ended up burning the house most of the way down.
Frank J. Noe, 31, of London, told police that he went inside the house at 628 Meyers Baker Road without permission Tuesday morning and used his lighter to set a fire in a wooden drawer, according to London police.
Noe said he woke up later with fire all around him.
He ran from the home to escape the fire, where he was met by a police officer.
Police said they were called to the fire at 3:13 p.m., and that the house was fully engulfed in flames.
Noe was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespassing. He also was wanted on a warrant charging him with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order.