Man charged with burning down house with words

Man arrested in the burning down of a house in central Texas has been charged with murder.

The suspect, whose name was not released, is accused of setting fire to the home in the town of Covington on Wednesday afternoon.

Covington police say they responded to a report of a home fire on the 1100 block of Stacey Lane in the early morning hours.

A short time later, officers responded to the scene and found the suspect inside the home.

Officers say the suspect fled the scene in a silver SUV.

The homeowner told investigators he was awakened by the fire.

He was able to put out the fire before he was trapped inside the burning home.