CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte fire crews say a house fire early Sunday morning was intentionally set and one person has been arrested.

Jamie Ackerman, 37, is charged with first-degree arson and assault on a government official. 

Crews were called to the home in the 5500 block of Queen Anne Road around 1 a.m.

Officials say the home suffered $50,000 worth of damage.

They say the fire left five people homeless.

The Red Cross is helping those displaced.