Whitehaven house fire believed to have been intentionally set

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Memphis fire crews battled a house fire in Whitehaven that investigators now believe was intentionally set.

The Memphis Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of Eason Avenue around 2 a.m. Friday.

No one was home when the structure went up in flames and no one was injured. The blaze caused about $70,000 in damage.

Investigators said they believe the fire was intentionally set in the bedroom area.

Neighbors say last weekend, someone shot at the same house. The homeowner told police she’s avoided being there since.

Another neighbor told us off camera their home surveillance caught the arson act on video.

Police asked them not to release the video, but they said you could see someone back into the driveway, knock out the porch light and quickly go into the house.

Then, the spark takes off — and so do the suspects.

“We plan on getting a neighborhood watch and a camera set up to see what’s going on," neighbor E.C. Carr said. "It’s a quiet, retired neighborhood and just peaceful.”

Memphis police haven't provided any suspect information at this point. If you have any information that could be helpful, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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