Charges pending after Hampton apartment fire

Neighbor: Hampton apartment fire intentionally set

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Charges are pending in the the investigation after a fire broke out at an apartment in Hampton.

According to the Hampton Fire Department, it happened on Marcella Road, just off of Coliseum Drive. This is just behind Cooper Elementary School.

The call came in around 5:35 a.m.

No word yet on what may have caused the fire, however,  neighbors tell 13News Now they got a text message from a man who lives in that apartment discussing the fire.

"My wife dropped me off at work and she called me and said she received a text from the neighbor upstairs, saying that he was gonna set the place on fire," said one woman.

No one was inside the apartment when firefighters arrived on the scene. 

A male suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation. According to Battalion Chief Anthony Chittum, charges are pending once the suspect is released from the hospital. 

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