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Police: Fayetteville fire that injured 2 was started intentionally

Posted August 8, 2016 10:03 a.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2016 10:17 a.m. EDT

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— Officials say a house fire that injured two people in Fayetteville Sunday was started intentionally.

Around 10:45 p.m., officials with the Fayetteville Fire Department responded to a fire at 2949 Ramsey St.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, which originated in a bedroom.

One occupant of the home was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and a firefighter was transported to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening burns.

All occupants in the home had evacuated before firefighters arrived, officials say.

The fire damaged two bedrooms, totaling damages of $55,000, and authorities say it was started intentionally. The investigation has been turned over to the Fayetteville Police Department.