Daytona Beach man intentionally set his own house on fire, firefighters say

Daytona Beach firefighters said a man intentionally set his home on fire Sunday night.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach firefighters said a man intentionally set his home on fire Sunday night.

Firefighters said 64-year-old Melvin Weaver and his wife were in the home on Cassin Avenue when they said Weaver allegedly set the fire. Both of them were able to exit without injury.

The home was engulfed by flames Sunday night, with 75 percent of it destroyed by the time the flames were put out.

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Firefighters said Weaver is in custody on charges of aggravated battery and arson.

This is a developing story. Watch Eyewitness News for updates.

Crews worked a heavy structure fire tonight that is believed to have been set intentionally and is being investigated as arson. No injuries to any occupants.

Posted by Daytona Beach Fire Department on Sunday, December 23, 2018