PEMBERTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- It turns out a house fire in Pemberton, Burlington County was the scene of a crime.
The prosecutor's office says 55-year-old Thomas Pearson stabbed his brother and then poured gas throughout the house Saturday evening.
A fire began spreading in the back of a two-and-a-half story home around 5:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Dartmouth Avenue.
The fire was brought under control in about 20 minutes.
Pearson is facing arson and aggravated assault charges.
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