SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Two people suffered smoke inhalation, including a firefighter, after a fire ripped through a Suffolk home early Monday morning and investigators say the fire was deliberately set.
The single occupant of the home in the 2300 block of Copeland Road, Thomas Anctil, was arrested later in the day and charged with arson.
Tim Kelley with the City of Suffolk said the fire sparked around 2:30 a.m.. When crews arrived on scene about 10 minutes later, they found the home fully involved in fire.
It took firefighters about 40 minutes to get the blaze under control.
Kelley said the single occupant of the home was transported to Sentara Obici Hospital for smoke inhalation. A firefighter was also treated on scene for smoke inhalation.
Two dogs died in the fire.
Anctil is being held without bond in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.
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