ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Police have charged a Roanoke man with arson after a brush fire on Monday night.
On December 19, at 9:05 p.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS and Roanoke Police responded to the 1000 Block of 12th Street S.E. regarding a brush fire behind a residence.
Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, then another fire was reported behind a second residence in the same block. This fire had been put out before fire and police arrived on scene.
A suspect description was provided and the person described was located and identified as Charles Lee Kesler, 36, of Roanoke.
Roanoke Fire- EMS and Roanoke Police have responded to nine fires in that area since January 1.
The investigation into these incidents is still under investigation.