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Fire leads to phone outage for McDowell County community

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An arson investigation out of McDowell County leads to an arrest only hours after the fire is put out.

A fire was reported in a single-wide trailer in Roderfield at around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 16.  Firefighters from the Welch and Roderfield Fire Departments were called in to put out the blaze, but the home was completely destroyed according to a release from the McDowell County Sheriff's Department.

The fire also caused damage to Appalachian Power and Frontier Communications service in the area.  Investigators said residents in the Roderfield were without phones and power.

The fire was thought to be suspicious and an arson investigation was opened. Only five hours after the fire was reported, deputies arrested Jimmy Ray Carter, 60, of Roderfield.  Carter is charged with First Degree Arson and Felony Destruction of Property.

Carter was arraigned and is being held in t he McDowell County Holding Facility on a $30,000 bond.  The case is still under investigation.