Neighbor may have saved resident during intentionally set fire

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Greenville Police continue to investigate an apartment fire now believed to have been intentionally set.

One person in the building was sent to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A neighbor in that building says the resident of the unit that caught fire is his great niece and that he got her and another person out of their apartments before firefighters arrived Wednesday evening.

"It's on fire and I got everybody out and I was glad to see the fire department," said Bobby Godley.

Godley said he wasn't scared of the flames because he's been through two fires before-- one as a child and another as a teen.

Greenville Fire Rescue says the fire started in the bedroom and the damage was contained to that unit. A couple surrounding units may have gotten water damage as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

Godley is unsure what caused the fire but Greenville Police are investigating it as being set intentionally.

"Bad luck on my niece's behalf. I think it was bad luck. Outside of that, we don't have no problem over here."

Officials haven't said what exactly may have caused the fire and charges have yet to be filed.

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nvestigators say an apartment fire that heavily damaged a Greenville apartment Wednesday night was intentionally set.

One person in the building was sent to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The call came in just before 9:30 p.m. to the New Town Housing Apartments in West 14th Street.

Smoke and flames were visible when firefighters arrived.

The fire was contained to one unit with a couple of others receiving water damage.

The fire department says the fire started in the bedroom of the apartment and that the investigation has been turned over to Greenville police.


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Greenville Fire Rescue says one person was taken to the hospital for a minor injury following an apartment fire Wednesday night.

The call came in just before 9:30 p.m. to the New Town Housing Apartments in West 14th Street.

Smoke and flames were visible when firefighters arrived.

The fire was contained to one unit with a couple others sustaining water damage.

The fire is out and an investigation is underway into the cause