A 66-year-old man charged with intentionally starting a fire at a house in Aiea appeared in court Monday.
Ross Gudgel made his initial appearance at District Court in Honolulu. He was arrested Saturday afternoon after he was released from the hospital.
Gudgel suffered burns from the fire he is accused of starting and has been recovering at the hospital since the day of the fire on May 31.
Gudgel is being held on $250,000 bail.
The fire he is believed to have set started in the back on a small cottage on Honomanu Street. Smoke and flames from the fire could be seen for miles.
One Good Samaritan was treated for smoke inhalation after trying to help Gudgel get out of the burning house.
"I asked him if he was okay and he mumbled, 'Nobody loves me. Nobody loves me,'" said Lloyd Manamtam. "I asked him, 'Did you start the fire?' He said, 'Nobody loves me. Nobody loves me.'"
Neighbors said Gudgel had lived in the home for about a year and his lease was not being renewed. They also said he had not been getting along with the landlord and the day of the fire was supposed to be his last day renting the unit.
Damaged was estimated at $70,000.