Fire destroys Raleigh home, daughter of owner charged in the blaze

From staff reportsFebruary 25, 2013 

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Firefighters to extinguish a suspected arson Monday in the 2100 block of Shenandoah Road in Raleigh.

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— Firefighters responded to the scene of a blaze Monday that destroyed a house on Shenandoah Road and arrested the homeowner’s daughter.

Raleigh Fire Department investigators said firefighters arrived just before 1 p.m. to find about half of the one-story brick house engulfed in flames.

By the time the fire was brought under control 15 minutes later, three-quarters of the 1,500-square-foot home was destroyed, investigators said.

The only area of the house left intact was a side room that had the door closed at the time of the fire; everything else in the house was charred, reports state.

“They lost just about everything,” said Raleigh Fire Division Chief Ronny Mizzell.

The daughter of the woman who owned the house admitted to setting the fire, Mizzell said.

Tyesha Page, 22, was arrested and charged with burning personal property. A domestic dispute occurred between Page and her mother before the fire was set, reports state.

Page remained in jail Monday evening after a magistrate set her bail at $150,000.

Approximately 30 firefighters responded to the blaze. The building was not occupied at the time and no injuries were reported, investigators said.

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