Gastonia Police investigating suspected case of arson

Police in Gastonia are searching for an arson suspect after a home went up in flames over the weekend. 

The fire broke out just before 6 p.m. on Saturday at a house in the 400 block of Myrtle Street. Officials say it caused about $18,000 in damage.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective D.M. Whitlock at 704-842-5123, Fire Marshal Chris Stowe at 704-866-6807 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. There is a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest, and you can remain anonymous.