Man charged with arson in Hampton fire

Joel Martinez (photo credit: Hampton Fire and Rescue)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Fire investigators have determined a fire in Hampton June 17 was intentionally set.

The fire happened in the first block of Calvary Terrace around 1:20 a.m. Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from a skylight upon arrival.

No one was hurt and the home was vacant at the time of the fire.

The investigation revealed the fire was intentionally set. Investigators have arrested Joel Martinez, 20, of Hampton and charged him with arson.

Further information about the fire or motive was not immediately available.

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