Man charged with assault for arson of a home

Van Keith Iii

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga fire investigators have charged a man with setting a house fire a couple of weeks ago.

They say Van Keith III set a fire in an occupied home June 3rd on Allin Street.

They say he then fled the scene while it was burning.

Firefighters got it out quickly, but there was damage to the kitchen and front living area.

A woman was taken to the hospital for undisclosed reasons.

Keith was arrested six days later.

He has been charged with aggravated assault.

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