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Officials: Arrest made in Haywood Co. house fire

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Angie Shelton. (Source: HCSO) Angie Shelton. (Source: HCSO)

The Waynesville Fire Chief said a home was a "total loss" after a fire Saturday morning. 

Chief Joey Webb said crews responded to a fully involved structure fire at a home on Elysinia Avenue around 6:44 a.m. 

There were two people at home at the time of the fire who narrowly escaped, Chief Webb said. One of the occupants sustained minor injuries. 

Waynesville Fire, Maggie Valley Fire, and Saunook Fire responded to the scene. 

The Red Cross is providing assistance for the residents. 

On Tuesday, officials confirmed the fire was being investigated as arson and that an individual was arrested. They said Angie Shelton was charged with first degree arson.

No further details were available.

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