North Carolina man accused of setting apartment fire
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have accused a man of intentionally setting a fire at a North Carolina apartment building.
The fire at Aston Park Tower on Tuesday displaced approximately 30 residents. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported David Nash, chief operating officer for the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, said someone apparently set a mattress on fire in a hallway on the seventh floor.
Aston Park Tower is an 11-story building owned by the housing authority. Nash said sixth- and eighth-floor residents would be able to move back into their apartments on Thursday.
The Asheville Police Department said in a news release on Thursday that 55-year-old Randy Webb Tucker is charged with first-degree arson and is in jail under an $80,000 bond.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com