Chattanooga fire investigators have arrested a man for arson in connection with a fire at a house on Yorktown Road.
Keith Maurice Carloss, 37, was apprehended for attempting to burn up a house at 3918 Yorktown Road on April 16.
Captain Anthony Moore said Carloss was living in the house with his girlfriend at the time. They had moved out of the house a while back and the house has been vacant for months.
Captain Moore said Carloss attempted to set fire to the house using candles and common combustibles, such as newspaper. The candles did start a couple of small fires in the house, but they pretty much burned themselves out. The damage to the house was minimal.
Captain Moore said he is also looking for the ex-girlfriend because he believes she may have helped set the fires. He believes she is out of town.
After being charged with one count of arson, Chattanooga police transported Carloss to the county jail for booking.
Lt. Henry McElvain and Lt. Andrew Waters also assisted with the investigation.