Man charged with setting Creedmoor home on fire

CREEDMOOR, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A man has been charged with arson for intentionally setting fire to a mobile home in Creedmoor earlier this month.

Creedmoor Police said around 3:05 p.m. on April 6, officers and firefighters were called to a mobile home fire in the 400 block of Durham Avenue.

Firefighters found the mobile home completely engulfed in flames. Crews were able to extinguish the fire but the home was a total loss.

Allen Wolf was at home working on his computer that day, he said he was stunned when he looked outside and saw the devastation.

"I had to take some heart medicine," he said. "I never felt anything like this. I came out. I looked. I saw the flames three stories high. And I was just sitting there like I couldn't believe it."

Police said the fire wasn't an accident. They charged 33-year-old Jerry Jefferies with first-degree arson and malicious damage to occupied property by use of explosive or incendiary.

"I think it's outrageous," Wolf said. "I can't think of anything more horrendous. To me, that's bordering terrorist."

Despite four people being inside the home while the fire was raging, no injuries were reported.

Wolf said he doesn't know the victims but he's glad that they're safe and unharmed.

Police are still unsure why Jefferies would have started the fire but said they're investigating.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Creedmoor Police Department at (919) 528-1515, or Granville County Crime Stoppers at (919) 693-3100.

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