BUTTE — A man has been charged in connection with a Monday evening fire at an apartment building in Butte.
Butte police arrested 60-year-old Roy Edward Smith on two counts of felony arson in connection with a fire that occurred on the fourth floor of the Mueller Apartment building on West Granite Street.
Smith is accused of starting a fire in the building at about 8:45 p.m. that filled the building with heavy smoke and forced an evacuation. Police had to rescue a man from the fourth floor who was overcome by the smoke.
The victim was hospitalized.
Smith was taken into custody Monday evening as a person of interest in the fire. He remains jailed Wednesday.