CLAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with arson after they say he violated a stay away order of protection and intentionally started a house fire in the Town of Clay.
According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and firefighters from the Moyers Corners Fire Department responded to a house fire around 12:19 A.M. Tuesday between Bramblebush Circle and Bruningtree Road.
Deputies reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor of the house. Investigators say three people were home at the time but were able to get out with help from deputies.
One person, 35-year-old Nicholas Faes, was taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation. He was released from the hospital and taken into police custody for violating a stay away order of protection. Later in the day, fire investigators determined the fire was intentionally started.
Sheriff’s detectives have charged Faes with second-degree arson.
The American Red Cross is working to help two people displaced from the fire.