BLACKHOOF TOWNSHIP (AP) - A northern Minnesota man faces a felony charge after authorities say he burned down his cabin last week.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office received a report of a structure fire in Blackhoof Township at about 7:20 p.m. Thursday. Deputies arrived on the scene and found a cabin fully engulfed in flames.

The sheriff's office says a 56-year-old male property owner admitted to intentionally starting a fire inside the cabin where he lived with his wife.

The man was arrested on a preliminary first-degree arson charge. An investigation is ongoing and charges are expected to be filed.

No other people or animals were inside at the time of the fire.