No injuries were reported in the blaze, which engulfed more than 100 acres[100 ha]northeast of Grand Cullie on Saturday.
He was reported to the Tolman Fire Center after 4 p.m., and was arrested at midnight.
Several firefighting units were dispatched to the scene of Peter Dan Rad. In rural areas.
Air support from planes and helicopters helped put out the blaze, which burned 102 acres[102 ha].
The air support was provided by the State Department of Natural Resources.
No buildings were damaged in the blaze.