Police: Man tried to burn neighbor's home on New Year's Eve

Police: Man tried to burn neighbor's home on New Year's Eve

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office

Nicholas Orr

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM

BOISE -- A 33-year-old Boise man is charged with first-degree arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a neighbor's home on New Year's Eve while the family was inside.

The fire was limited to a corner of the Columbia Village home, and was extinguished quickly by other neighbors, according to reports.

Boise Police say 33-year-old Nicholas Orr, was arrested and charged with the crime on New Year's Day.

Department spokesperson Lynn Hightower told KTVB the homeowner was able to provide a description of the suspect, and that lead officers to Orr.

While few details are available in the case, alcohol is thought to be a factor.

If convicted, Orr could face up to 25 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.

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