Fayetteville firefighter injured in intentionally set house fire


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A firefighter and the occupant of a house that was intentionally set on fire were injured Sunday night, officials said.

Fayetteville fire crews responded to a residential structure fire located at 2949 Ramsey St. just before 11 p.m. Sunday and found smoke showing from the home.

The fire was extinguished quickly and damage was contained to two bedrooms in the home, officials said.

An occupant of the home was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation and was not transported to the hospital. A firefighter was injured and transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment for burns. He was later released from the hospital.

Joshua Holt (Fayetteville police)
Joshua Holt (Fayetteville police)

Officials said everyone in the home exited the building before crews arrived on scene.

The Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department and Fayetteville Police Department investigated the fire and determined the origin appeared to be within one of the bedrooms.

Joshua Holt, 25, was arrested and charged with second-degree arson and burning to cause injury to a firefighter.

The homeowner said her son, Holt, set the fire using a can of gasoline.

The investigation was turned over to the Fayetteville Police Department.

The combined estimated building and contents loss is $55,000.

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