Man charged with arson in Catawba County house fire

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC - A man has been charged in connection with a house fire that happened in Catawba County Wednesday evening.

The house fire occurred at a mobile home in the 1100 block of East Ridge Drive.

Officials say 51-year-old Richard Lee Morris was charged with first-degree arson. According to officials, several people were inside the home when the fire started.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation. No one else was injured in the incident.

No other details have been released.

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