Stonington man accused of beginning hearth at his house

A Stonington man has been charged with arson after authorities say he began a fireplace at his house.

The state hearth marshal’s workplace says crews responded to a fireplace at a house at 31 Faculty St. in Stonington round 11 a.m. Wednesday.

After extinguishing the hearth, the Stonington Fireplace Division requested the help of the state hearth marshal’s workplace.