Man accused of arson in Deptford apartment fire

Deptford, NJ (WTXF) Police say they have charged a man after determining an apartment fire in Deptford, New Jersey, was an act of arson.

The blaze broke out at the 900 building at the Chestnut Lane Apartments on Tuesday morning. Officers and firefighters evacuated residents from the building and adjacent buildings.

Authorities say they determined that the incident was an act of arson. According to authorities, the male, identified as Artice A. Bryant, Jr., age 25, of Woodbury, was later taken into custody.

Bryant was charged with one count each of Aggravated Arson, Creating a Risk of Widespread Injury or Damage and Burglary, authorities say. 

He was transported to Salem County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 full cash bail.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Investigator Robert Jones at 856-845-6300, ext. 1279 or Detective Corporal John Senick at 856-845-6300, ext. 1362.

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