One Person Killed In West Charlotte House Fire, Investigators Say Fire Intentionally Set

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Fire officials say detectives are investigating a house fire in west Charlotte that was set intentionally and killed one person early Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the house fire on Westerwood Village Drive around 1 a.m. on February 28th to find the home up in flames.

A neighbor tried to get the person out of the house, but it was too late.

“There was nothing I could do, I wanted to save that man, I really did,” says neighbor Stephon Crawford.

 

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Fire officials say one firefighter was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, and one person was killed in the incident.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say they continue to investigate the deadly house fire that caused $63,000 in damage.