Update: Injured Lexington Firefighter Reacts To Man's Arrest In Arson Case

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Updated: 12/31/2013 12:54 am

Fire Investigators said they knew early on that last Thursday night’s fire on East Second Street was intentionally set.

Monday morning, Charles Goldsberry, 47, of Lexington, was arrested and charged with arson.

While the two occupants inside the home were able to safely escape the fire, a Lexington Firefighter was injured when the home’s porch roof fell on him. 

Firefighter Jeremy Bruner’s left ribs were cracked.

“Whenever it's arson, it bumps the fire up to a totally different level because it's not accidental, then it's purposefully set by someone, so it makes it a lot worse,” said Bruner.

The arrest gave the Bruner's some peace of mind, but said they’re still frustrated.

“He's behind bars yes, but my husband is also still suffering and there's nothing I can do to fix that,” said Alice Bruner, Jeremy's wife. 

Firefighter Bruner went back to work Sunday, but said he realized without pain medication, it hurt too much. 

He said he went back to the doctor on Monday and would be off work for the next week.  He said he would be on light duty when he does return to work.

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