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Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals determined today that the fire on Willhill Road Tuesday night was an act of arson and Mint Hill Police are asking the community for information. Officers noticed a large amount of black smoke coming from the area of Willhill Road at 11:55 Tuesday night. The Mint Hill Fire Department, along with Idlewild and Robinson fire departments, put the fire out in 35 minutes according to MHFD Chief Jeremy Russell.
No one was home at the time and no one, including firemen, were injured. The fire started in the back of the resdidence. Russell said it is still not determined if the home can be salvaged.
Mint Hill Officers are following all leads and anyone with additional information can contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704- 889-2231 with any information on this incident.