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Charlotte fire officials say an early-morning house fire was an act of arson. Police have charged a woman in the investigation

She's also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman is accused of setting fire to a home in east Charlotte early Sunday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were called to a home along Beecher Drive near Whitingham Drive around 7:30 a.m. to help Charlotte Fire with service. In a tweet, the fire department said their investigation determined the fire was intentionally set, with damages estimated at around $26,500. Charlotte Fire said smoke could be seen from the second floor of the home.

CMPD confirmed they arrested 37-year-old Amber Ellerson and charged her with 2nd-degree arson after speaking with her. She was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.

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