Abandoned building in Gaston County catches fire, may have been 'intentionally set'

Abandoned building in Gaston County catches fire, may have been 'intentionally set'
Caroline Hicks | WBTV
Caroline Hicks | WBTV
Caroline Hicks | WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It is unclear what caused an abandoned building in Gaston County to catch fire Wednesday morning.

The fire occurred around 2:30 a.m. in an abandoned building behind Jakob's Food Mart on Gastonia Avenue. Firefighters with the Gastonia Fire Department believe the blaze was intentionally set.

Firefighters said they've responded to more than a dozen fires at the abandoned building in the past. Crews say fires were previously started intentionally or due to a homeless person trying to stay warm.

No other details were released.

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