A 47-year-old Rising Sun man faces arson and other related charges in the burning of his own home in
The blaze, which was discovered after deputies responded to the home for a domestic assault, caused the man to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation and caused estimated damages of more than $50,000 to his home, the fire marshal said.
Deputies with the Cecil County Sheriff's Office arrived at the home of Marco Adrin Gonzalez-Hernandez in the 600 block of Pearl Street in Rising Sun about 5 p.m. for a reported domestic assault and were approached by a child exiting the home, who said Gonzalez-Hernandez had threatened to burn the house down and harm himself, the fire marshal's office said.
The deputies approached the front of the one-story, wood-framed home and saw heavy fire through a window, the fire marshal said. They then went to the back of the home and found Gonzalez-Hernandez exiting the back door, the fire marshal said.
Gonzalez-Hernandez was detained by the deputies, treated by paramedics at the scene and then transferred to
A total of 25 firefighters from Rising Sun,
The investigation is continuing.