A Waynesville man is facing charges of arson after setting fire to his Girlfriend’s car in Maries County.

According to the Sheriff’s office, 45-year-old Jeff Ewart was taken into custody after an investigation into a house fire on Maries County road 635.

Officials say the evidence at the scene led them to believe the fire was intentionally set and that accelerants were used.

A dog did die in the fire.

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