Officials: Winston-Salem apartment fire intentionally set

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1600 E. 24th St. in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officials said that a fire that displaced one adult and six children from an apartment complex Thursday in Winston-Salem was intentionally set.

Authorities said the blaze was reported around 4 p.m. at a 2-story brick apartment at 1600 E. 24th St. Officials said that 20 firefighters had the situation under control within a few minutes.

Fire officials said there were no injuries. The building was reportedly vacant and had no utilities connected to it at the time of the fire.

Authorities said $900 worth of damage was reported. Officials said smoke was first seen coming from the back of the building and firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to other units.

Fire officials claim the cause of the fire was “incendiary.” Further details were not released.

Authorities said two additional fires were set to the same location on Friday.

Cessil Curry is listed as the owner of the property.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800.