CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Firefighters are seeking information in an east Charlotte fire that injured a firefighter Monday afternoon. The fire was intentionally set, firefighters say.
The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire sparked at an abandoned campground in the 5500 block of Camp Stewart Road, where firefighters saw heavy smoke billowing from just after 1 p.m.
One firefighter sustained a second-degree burn on his hand. He went to the hospital for treatment and was released.
"Charlotte Fire Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is seeking video or other information related to this incident," fire officials say.
The campground has had several intentionally set fires over the past couple months that fire officials believe are related.
Multiple agencies, including the Charlotte Fire Department, NC Forestry, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, were called to the fire.
Part of Camp Stewart Road was blocked for a time.
It took 27 firefighters an hour to control the fire. Firefighters had to shuttle water and lay over 1500 feet of hose to get water to the fire.
The cause remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
The property loss is estimated to be around $5,000.