Officials: Fire that ripped through unfinished townhomes in South End intentionally set

Charlotte firefighters were sent out around 1:30 a.m. Monday to battle a 3-alarm, large condo fire at 100 E. Palmer St. near the Midnight Diner in South End. 
The fire broke out at Central Living town homes which were under construction. Fire investigators said the fire was intentionally set. 

They are looking for video or any other information related to the fire.

Crews controlled the fire in one hour. Nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution, but have since returned to their homes. 
South Tryon Street has reopened. Carson Boulevard remains closed between Tryon and Morehead Square. 
No injuries were reported, according to the Charlotte Fire Department. The fire remains under investigation. 

FOX46 reached out to David Weekley Homes, who owns the property, they issued a statement that said in part: “Once the Fire Marshal has released the site back to us, we will begin steps to secure the site and proceed with damage assessment. We are thankful that no one was injured in the fire.”

Fire officials estimate the damage at two million dollars.




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