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Man charged after moving truck burns
Load destroyed, but nobody hurt
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It appears a family dispute led to a fire that damaged a moving truck Tuesday at a local storage facility.

Terence Brown, 19, of Grayson was arrested by the Forsyth County Fire Department and charged with one count of first-degree arson.

Brown was released from the Forsyth County Detention Center later Tuesday after posting $27,610 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

The incident happened about noon Tuesday at Star Storage on Buford Highway.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said firefighters arrived to find a large moving truck on fire.

"The fire was contained to the cargo area of the vehicle," Shivers said. "It did not spread to the cab or engine compartment."

No injuries were reported in connection with the blaze.

The truck was not yet full, but the household items inside were destroyed.

Shivers said firefighters were notified by the storage company’s staff that the blaze had been set.

After further investigation, fire officials determined that Brown and some of his family members had been moving items from a storage unit to the truck.

Shivers said it appears Brown started the fire as a result of an ongoing dispute with relatives.

"The staff and owners of Star Storage have been extremely cooperative in assisting Forsyth fire investigators with making the determinations that led to the arrest of Mr. Brown," Shivers said.

"We’re grateful for their assistance throughout the entire process."

Shivers said the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the probe.