HALIFAX -- Police say they have charged a man connected to an arson investigation in Halifax Thursday.

Around 4:15 p.m., police responded, along with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, to a wooded area near Thomas Raddall Drive, by the Canada Games Centre.

There was a brush fire and investigators confirmed it was deliberately set.

The suspect, a 31-year-old man, was arrested without incident in the area a short time later.

He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face one count each of arson and mischief.