ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man is charged with trying to burn down the group home he is living at.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dylan Peterson is charged with attempted arson for a fire on Friday night.

St. Cloud Police were dispatched to the home just before 11:00 p.m. Officers arrived to find the living room filled with smoke, a discharged fire extinguisher, and fire damage on the kitchen stove.

Police spoke with Peterson who allegedly admitted to lighting a fire on the stove in an attempt to burn the house down. Court records show Peterson told officers he lit the fire due to his depression.

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Police say he acknowledged that he knew other people were inside the home and would have been burned if he was successful.

Court records don't list a damage estimate.

Peterson is due in court on February 7th.

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