Teen arrested in Burlington apartment fire

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Emmanuel Lima (Mugshot courtesy: Burlington Police)

Emmanuel Lima (Mugshot courtesy: Burlington Police)

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP)— A 17-year-old suspected of intentionally causing a fire at an apartment complex on Monday has turned himself in.

Emmanuel Lima was arrested around 8 p.m. Thursday. He faces a charge of first-degree arson.

Police said the fire was intentionally set at the Trails End Apartments on Joy Drive around 10:45 p.m. Monday.

One apartment, Apartment D, suffered direct damage from the blaze, while three other surrounding units had smoke and water damage.

A total of four families were displaced with damage estimated at $30,000.

Lima, who was jailed in Alamance County under a $7,500 secured bond, lived in the apartment that suffered direct damage from the blaze, police said.