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Man charged with arson after fire on Little Possum Road

Willie Lee Fields (Source: Bluffton Police Department) Willie Lee Fields (Source: Bluffton Police Department)
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Bluffton Police Officers and Bluffton Township Fire Department responded  to a report of a trailer being on fire on Little Possum Road Friday. When the officers arrived, they received multiple reports from witnesses that the fire was deliberately started by Willie Lee Fields, 50.

Several witnesses who saw the incident occur told Bluffton Police Investigators that  Fields lit a pair of pants on fire and placed them on the side of the trailer. The trailer then caught on fire, causing extensive structural damage.

According to witnesses, the incident stemmed from a dispute that Fields was having with the tenants. One of the tenants was inside the trailer when the fire occurred but they were able to safely exit before the fire spread.

The owner of the trailer says this is the second time she has had a home burn.

Fields has been charged with Arson 3rd Degree Felony. He was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center, where he will await a bond hearing in the morning.

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