CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One person is in custody after authorities said a house fire was intentionally set in north Charlotte Monday morning.
According to Charlotte Fire, crews responded to a reported fire in the 4700 block of Thornwood Road in Hidden Valley a little before 7 a.m. When crews arrived on the scene, they saw large flames and smoke coming from the home.
Neighbors told NBC Charlotte that a family had just moved out of the home and someone else was in the process of moving in. Fire department officials said no one was inside the home when the fire started and that it took a few dozen firefighters around 30 minutes to control the fire.
Bobby Lee Taylor Jr., 44, was arrested and charged with arson in connection with the fire. He is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Update Structure Fire; 4730 Thornwood Rd; Fire was set & suspect is in custody; Estimated property loss $60k; no injuries reported; JGilmore pic.twitter.com/NeOHEm1SZU— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) July 3, 2017
Charlotte Fire tweeted around 9:30 a.m. Monday that the damaged was estimated around $60,000. No injuries were reported during the fire.