OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's Fire officials say a person is in custody after a reported arson at a house in the 5600 block of Woodland Drive in Oxon Hill.
The fire broke out Friday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., say fire authorities. Firefighters were called to the scene where police were reportedly dealing with a "disorderly person," say fire officials. Officials say police had arrived at the house earlier for a domestic situation.
According to officials, when firefighters arrived at the home they saw fire coming from the first floor and were told a male was walking on the roof just above the fire. Then, the male jumped off the roof to get away from the heat, say officials. He was immediately taken itno custody.
Officials believe that the male set the house on fire. He was transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation and treatment for any possible injuries or medical conditions, say officials.
According to a fire spokesperson, investigators will be charging the man with first degree arson, malicious destruction of property, assault on a police officer and other charges.
The spokesperson says that police officers first tried to use fire extinguishers from their cruisers to put out the fire, but found them ineffective. Firefighters were able to put out the fire in about 15 to 20 minutes, says the spokesperson.