Homeowner charged with arson in massive Solvay house fire

Local News

UPDATE: Solvay Police arrested 35-year-old David Brown of 100 Wycliffe Road, Solvay and charged him with arson in the third degree, officials said.

Brown is accused of intentionally setting fire to his residence on July 16. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Police say he was arraigned on third degree arson, a class C felony and ordered to be held in lieu of $20,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

SOLVAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Solvay Police responded to a structure fire on Friday morning. As units arrived they discovered the home fully engulfed in flames and were further advised that the occupant of the residence had gone back inside the home.

Police located the resident a short time later when he left the house after being forced out from intense heat and smoke. He suffered smoke inhalation and burns and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Several local fire departments responded to the scene to fight the fire which was under control within an hour, officials said. Fire investigators were called to assist in the investigation to determine the cause of the fire. No police or fire personnel were injured.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Future of 81

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area