A 54-year-old Dartmouth man is appearing in court Friday on arson and breach of recognizance charges after a fire at a clothing store.
Fire crews and police were called to the Winners store at 650 Portland St. in Dartmouth at around 7:40 p.m. Thursday.
By the time they arrived, the building had already been evacuated and store employees had put out the flames.
However, there was still a lot of smoke inside.
“We have positive pressure fans that take the smoke and remove it from inside the building,” said Acting District Chief Greg Hebb.
It was determined a piece of clothing had been set on fire in the store.
The man was arrested Thursday night.
— With a file from Alicia Draus