Crime

Man charged with arson after house and nearby building are damaged

Fire damage to a house at 519 E. Second Street.
Fire damage to a house at 519 E. Second Street. Herald-Leader

A man has been charged with arson after a house fire that injured a Lexington firefighter last week.

Charles Goldsberry has been charged with one count of first-degree arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a Lexington fire department news release. He was arrested Monday morning.

Goldsberry, 47, allegedly started the fire late Wednesday that caused significant damage to the house at 519 E. Second Street and some damage to a vacant building next door.

Goldsberry is being held in Fayette County Detention Center.

Jeremy Bruner, an 11-year veteran of the fire department, suffered cracked ribs when the front porch collapsed. He was released from the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Thursday.

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