Danville man arrested on arson charge

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) Danville police arrested a man for an arson that caused thousands of dollars of damage.

The fire started around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the 900 block of Colquhoun Street.

A Danville resident told police he discovered his property was on fire and the suspect had left the scene.

No one was hurt.

The damage is estimated around $20,000.

Police arrested John Lee Petty, 57, of Danville, and charged him with arson. Petty is being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond.