Revere man accused of setting home on fire with wife inside

A 40-year-old Revere man is to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court today on charges of arson and attempted murder, officials said.

A fire broke out Sunday night in the Page Street home that the accused, Dale Perretti, shares with his wife. The wife allegedly walked out of the bathroom to find the first floor of the apartment in flames, according to Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman for the Department of Fire Services.

Perretti, who was arrested Monday morning, is accused of starting the fire with an ignitable fluid. He was in the home when firefighters arrived, Mieth said; his wife was not injured.

The fire was investigated by the Revere Fire Department, Revere police, and State Police assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office. The case is being prosecuted by the Suffolk district attorney’s office.


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