A 51-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following an incident in Hamilton Road in Felixstowe around 11.15pm on Tuesday, 3 September.
Police were called after a fire was spotted close to a plastic can of petrol in a doorway. They quickly extinguished the fire before it reached the petrol can.
Stephen Telford, 51, of Queens Road in Felixstowe, was arrested yesterday afternoon. He has been detained in custody to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court today.