One local news story really heated up when a man confessed on camera to setting a Maryland house ablaze.

The self-proclaimed arsonist, identified only as “Carlos,” told an ABC 7 news crew that he was to blame for the fire.

“Me, I set it on fire […] I set it on fire, went to buy a drink and came back,” he said.

He told reporters that he set the fire because conditions in the home were horrible and police didn’t take his complaints seriously.

The man has been arrested and charged with arson.

No one was hurt in the fire.