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.