Police charge occupant of home with arson in Colonial Heights house fire

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — Colonial Heights Fire officials said that they were called to the scene of a house fire Wednesday night on Valley Road shortly after 10 p.m.

Fire crews arrived in two-three minutes and found heavy fire coming from the house.

By 11 p.m., crews were still at the scene working to put out hidden fires inside the residence.

Police say the occupant of the home was later located walking on the Boulevard.

The investigation into the fire determined to be arson.

Police have arrested the occupant, 54-year-old Shannon Dean Johnson, for arson of a dwelling. He is currently being held at Riverside Regional Jail with no bond.

Police said nobody was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

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