BPD: Drunk man briefly set house on fire with family inside

BPD: Drunk man briefly set house on fire with family inside

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 33-year-old Boise man has been booked into the Ada County Jail on allegations he tried to set a house on fire with a family inside, officials say.

Boise Police says a resident of Columbia Village called officers and said a fire had intentionally been set at his home at about 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The fire was quickly put out but caused minor damage to the corner of the victim's house.

The victim told officers about a possible suspect who was spotted leaving the area. After an investigation, BPD says the man who intentionally set the fire, Nicholas B. Orr, did the act while the family was home at the time. Police say he was drunk during the fire starting.

Orr now faces a felony arson charge.