Authorities are now offering a $10,000 reward for any information that might lead to the arrest of whoever started the fire in several new South End townhomes.
The fire was started early Monday morning and eventually took a total of 60 firefighters to put the fire out while crews evacuated several neighboring apartments next to the Midnight Diner.
#Breaking Fire still burning in upper floor of building that was under construction on Palmer St across from Midnight Diner #WakeUpWith9 pic.twitter.com/eVjEtF5VhZ
— WSOCTV (@wsoctv) November 14, 2016
Firefighters have ruled that the fire was set intentionally, although they don’t have any solid suspects yet.
The development company has said that they’re not sure when construction might resume now that there is an ongoing criminal investigation.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the flames that damaged these pricey 4-story townhomes with Uptown views. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/911Tm97x10
— Mark Barber (@MBarberWSOC9) November 14, 2016
If you have any information, pictures, or video footage of the fire, the Charlotte Fire Department is people to call them at 704-336-3970 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.