Son arrested for fire that destroyed parents' home

Son arrested for fire that destroyed parents' home
Silverton Police estimate the damage of this December 14 house fire at just over $150,000.

SILVERTON, Ore.-- A Silverton man was arrested for allegedly starting a fire that destroyed his parents' home.

Matthew Petrina faces several charges, including reckless burning and criminal mischief.

Investigators say Petrina was at his parents house Saturday while they were out of town.

Police believe he stole their television, sold it, then came back to the house and accidentally started a fire.

Instead of reporting it, police say Petrina took off.

The home is a total loss. Damage is estimated at just over $150,000.