DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The family of an arson suspect said a bizarre argument led to the house fire.
Firefighters were called out to a home on Creekford Drive, just north of Covington Highway, early Tuesday morning. Family members said a man set fire to his mother’s house after they got into an argument over a box of Cheez-Its.
The woman's son said his brother poured gasoline on the stairs and started the fire, trapping him and his mother inside. Luckily, they were able to get out safely.
Investigators said they have filed arson charges against the brother.
It was not immediately clear how much damage was done to the home.
His name has not yet been released.