HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Holyoke man was arrested in connection with burning a building on Cabot Street in Holyoke Sunday.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, a joint investigation with Holyoke fire, police, and, Massachusetts State Police a suspected was arrested following a fire at 27-29 Cabot Street in Holyoke.

Captain Matthew Moriarty told 22News 35-year-old Alfonso Rivera is charged with arson of a dwelling after an investigation resulted in his arrest.

Alfonso Rivera
Alfonso Rivera (Holyoke Police Department)

People passing the vacant apartment building Sunday called in the fire around 8 p.m. night. The building is known to often be inhabited by the homeless. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

According to the Massachusetts Fire Department of Services, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni is prosecuting the suspect, who was held on $50,000 bail.