A Shelby County man has been arrested for setting fire to a home he was living in yesterday. [Monday]

55 year old George Gale allegedly set fire to a pile of items he had soaked in lighter fluid in the middle of his Clarence home before escaping.

Gale did not own the house in the 400 block of West Walnut Street.

The house is a total loss.

No injuries were reported.

Gale is charged with 2nd degree arson