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Teen Charged With Trying To Burn Down His House

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Wake County deputies arrested and charged a teenager on Monday who they say tried to burn down his own house last Wednesday morning.

Sean Brooks, 16, is charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire that destroyed nearly everything inside his Wendell home at

7008 Corfu Place


At the time, Brooks' stepfather, mother and baby brother were all inside. No one inside the house was injured, but a firefighter for the Wendell Fire Department was slightly injured while fighting the fire.

Brooks is being held at the Wake County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Brook's stepfather, James Clegg, said over the weekend, and again on Monday, that the fire was set by members of a local gang.

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