Crews: Fires intentionally set at Uptown Charlotte building two days in a row

  • Source: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte
  • Published: 05/30/2024 02:43 AM

Crews responded to a 3-alarm fire involving two buildings in uptown Charlotte Thursday morning. According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the fire happened on Margaret Brown Street around 2 a.m. A second alarm was called 10 minutes later, then a 3rd alarm at 2:20 a.m. At 2:25 a.m., all firefighters were ordered to evacuate the building. According to crews, the fire started in a vacant structure that was under renovation. That building was completely destroyed and collapsed. Two other townhome-style buildings were attached and occupied. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. It was brought under control at 3:20 a.m. Six residents were evaluated by MEDIC and one of them was taken to an area hospital. No firefighters were injured.


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