Man faces arson charges connected to Malden fire - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Man faces arson charges connected to Malden fire

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MALDEN, Mass. (WHDH) - The Middlesex District Attorney said on Sunday that a man has been charged in the 3-alarm fire that injured two firefighters in Malden Friday morning.

Namit Thapa, 28, who was a resident in the multi-family home on Converse Avenue that went up in flames, was taken into custody on Saturday. He was charged with arson and disorderly conduct for what the district attorney is calling the "intentional" burning of the building.

Officials say that a tip during the investigation into the incident led to the arrest. Thapa was not outside the building with the other residents when fire officials responded to the scene and had already left the area.

The fire displaced seven people and two firefighters were injured.

He is expected to be arraigned in Malden District Court on Monday.
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