Dorchester man faces arson, other charges

A 31-year-old Dorchester man is under arrest, accused of setting fires in Chelsea and ­Everett on the same day in March in an effort to lash out at his girlfriend during a feud, ­officials said.

Alfred J. Jordan allegedly first set fire to an apartment building at 227 Washington Ave. in Chelsea after getting­ ­into an argument with his girlfriend on March 28, according to State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan’s office. The early morning fire caused $50,000 in damage and injured one firefighter, Coan’s office said.

Jordan tracked his girlfriend to Everett, where, author­ities said, he set a fire at 187 Elm St., a blaze that ­destroyed a three-family home and spread to neighboring buildings, causing an estimated $350,000 in damage. ­Everett police had to rescue a disabled resident.


One firefighter was injured.

Jordan is also charged with four counts of attempted murder for the Everett fire, officials said.