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Teen charged following fire at Durham country club

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - The Durham Fire Department responded to a fire at the Treyburn Country Club located at 1 Old Trail Drive around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Units arrived and found the tennis court clubhouse fully engulfed.

Sunday afternoon, police said Steven Watts, 18, was arrested by Durham police.

Watts was charged with arson of a commercial building, breaking and entering, and larceny after a break-in.    

Police said a witness led them to develop Watts as a suspect.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Officials say the cause of the fire is considered suspicious.

No other information has been released.


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