Officials: Third Gastonia house fire intentionally set

- The Gastonia Fire Department responded to another intentionally set house fire early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called out to the 1100 block of Essex Street in Gastonia around 12:23 a.m.

When firefighters arrived they found a one story home with smoke and flames visible. They were able to extinguish the fire in ten minutes. No injuries were reported.

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The house was vacant and an estimated $10,000 in damages was caused by the fire.

This is the third fire the department has ruled as intentionally set since Tuesday.

 

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