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Authorities: Man asked to demolish home sets building on fire

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Emergency officials say a man who was asked to demolish a mobile home in a Colleton County neighborhood set the building on fire and left the scene.

The Colleton County Fire Rescue Department says the incident happened Monday morning when firefighters responded to 1540 Oakman Branch Road after a passerby reported that a home was on fire.

Responding crews reported that the blaze had also set fire to nearby grass. CCFR officials say the building was completely destroyed.

The homeowner told firefighters that she asked a neighbor to demolish an old mobile home.

Authorities say the neighbor decided to set the building on fire and leave it.

A report states the SC Forestry Commission and DHEC also responded to the scene and issued citations.

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