AUSTIN -- An Austin man was charged with arson.
Robert Daniel Cummins was accused of setting fires at his apartment and his brother's house.
According to an arrest affidavit, managers for the Sierra Vista Apartments on South Congress Avenue went to serve Cummins a lease violation notice Tuesday morning. When they went inside, they found three fires set in his unit, and the smoke detectors removed.
Later in the day, AFD was called to a fire at Cummins' brother's house. A neighbor said she saw Cummins at the home shortly before the fire.
His bond was set at $50,000.