East Charlotte house fire that displaced 10 people was intentionally set, officials say

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Someone intentionally set fire to an east Charlotte home that forced nearly a dozen people to run for their lives Friday morning, according to Charlotte Fire.

The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. Friday, April 26 at a house located in the 5600 block of Faulconbridge Road.

All 10 people inside the home were able to escape. A dog and cat tragically perished in the fire, they said. 

Fire officials said the property loss is valued at $151,000.