A blaze that destroyed a Trotter Drive home early Monday was intentionally set and the homeowner's son who lived there was charged with setting the fire, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said in a written release.
Cameron Brown Jr., 29, was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning, two counts of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property in connection with the 4:29 a.m. fire at 10533 Trotter Drive, according to the release.
He was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond Monday afternoon, the release says.
Conviction on the charges carries a punishment of up to 48 years in prison and/or $65,000 in fines, according to the release.
Multiple fires were found set in the first-floor kitchen and living room of the house owned by Cameron Brown Sr., the Fire Marshal's Office said.