MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Fire Marshals from the Morgantown Fire Department have arrested a man accused of setting multiple dumpsters, couches and mattresses on fire in the Sunnyside area of Morgantown.
A release from the fire department stated that Brenden-Tyler Griffith Solomon, 22, of Morgantown has been charged with third degree arson and destruction of property for a large fire that occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. on May 25.
Fire marshals said that the fire was located near 400 Beverly Avenue in Sunnyside and included two overflowing commercial dumpsters, three couches, three mattresses and discarded construction debris. Officers from the Morgantown Police Department were the first to arrive on scene and evacuated two adjacent buildings, according to the release. Firefighters then arrived and were able to bring the fire under control in about 10 minutes, the release stated.
Fire marshals said that the fire caused estimated property damages of $9,479 to Comcast Cable distribution lines, City of Morgantown streetscape and a deck railing at 400 Beverly Avenue. Morgantown Police also assisted in the investigation, according to the release.
Any person with additional information about this incident is being asked to call the Morgantown Arson Hotline at 304-225-3586.