Man accused of setting apartment on fire in Salisbury

Man accused of setting apartment on fire in Salisbury
(Salisbury Fire Department)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested in connection to an arson at an apartment complex in Salisbury Friday afternoon.

Salisbury Police charged 23-year-old Marvin Denzel Pruitt with one count of first-degree arson. Pruitt was arrested at his home without incident and is being held on a 48-hour domestic hold. Thus, no bond was set at this time.

Salisbury Police charged 23-year-old Marvin Denzel Pruitt with one count of first-degree arson.
Salisbury Police charged 23-year-old Marvin Denzel Pruitt with one count of first-degree arson.

At least one apartment in the Regency Court apartment complex in Salisbury was heavily damaged in the fire.

When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames could be seen coming from the second floor window of apartment 14. A column of smoke was visible for miles.

Firefighters from Salisbury Fire, Locke VFD, East Spencer, Franklin, and Kannapolis all responded, along with the Rowan Rescue Squad.

Rowan Emergency Services responded to treat one person for smoke inhalation.

The fire was put out quickly. Firefighters continued to check for hot spots or any extension into neighboring apartments.

Shortly after putting it out, officials with Salisbury Fire reported that they had determined that the fire was intentionally set.

The fire department will continue to work with local police to investigate the matter at this time.

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