New Year’s Day Blaze That Injured One Charlotte Firefighter Ruled Arson

CHARLOTTE, NC — Investigators say a fire on Camp Stewart Road Monday was intentionally set.

Multiple units responded to the fire just before 2pm on New Year’s Day. Officials say the blaze caused roughly $5,000 in damage to the vacant building. After a thorough investigation, officials say the cause of the fire was the result of arson.

The fire took crews nearly an hour to control. One firefighter was taken to the hospital, treated for a minor burn to the hand, and released.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.