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Arrest made in Effingham County arson case

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Mathew Collett (Source: ECSO) Mathew Collett (Source: ECSO)

A man is charged with arson in connection with a house fire last month in Effingham County. 

Mathew Collett, 33, of Anderson, SC, was arrested and charged with burglary and first-degree arson.

The charges stem from a structure fire Aug. 27 on Sandhill Road. The residence sustained extensive damage.

"During the investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set," Sheriff's Office spokesperson David Ehsanipoor said in a statement. Investigators believe that an ignitable liquid was used to start the fire."

Collett is  being held in the Effingham County Jail. 

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