July 17—The early morning fire Monday that left 130 Charlotteans without a home—and seven people hospitalized—was intentionally set, the Charlotte Fire Department said.
Three of the people had serious injuries, according to Observer news partner WBTV.
Fire officials said 40 apartment units were affected by the fire at the Woodscape apartments on Farm Pond Lane. It took more than 50 firefighters an hour to put out the heavy flames, the department said.
The blaze caused more than $300,000 in damage, fire officials said.