UPDATE: Man charged with setting Newton home ablaze

Wife and daughter were in the house when it caught fire Thursday night.



A Surrey man has been charged after allegedly setting his home on fire with his wife and daughter in it.

Parminder Singh Saini, 62, was believed to have been in a heated argument with his wife on Thursday, Dec. 1.

His 27-year-old daughter called police at about 7 p.m., alleging her father had poured liquor through the house and set it alight.

All family members at the 6100-block 147 Street house got out safely.

Firefighters estimate there was about $100,000 damage to the home.

Saini was expected to appear in court on Monday, Dec. 5.

He is facing charges of arson in relation to inhabited property and uttering threats.