Myers Park house fire intentionally set, investigators say

Myers Park house fire intentionally set, investigators say

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 23 at 4:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Investigators say a fire that destroyed a home near Myers Park Country Club early Friday morning was intentionally set.

Crews were called to the scene on Sharon Road and Westminster Place at about 1:30 a.m.

By the time firefighters arrived at the home it was fully engulfed in flames on both levels of the two-story home. Firefighters say the stairs had burned away as well as the floor. They were forced to place ladders in different places around the home just to get inside.

The fire department did not release information on the cause, but said the fire was intentionally set. It caused $250,000 in damage.

Firefighters say that the home was undergoing renovations and that no one was living there.

Anyone with information about the fire should call the Charlotte Fire Investigation Taskforce at 704-336-2922 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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