Building Destroyed in Possible Arson - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/07/06

Building Destroyed in Possible Arson

An early-morning blaze broke out on East Lathrop Avenue at Love Street, directly across from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Precinct One. People noticed flames coming from the vacant block building just after 3am this morning.

By the time firefighters arrived, flames and smoke had engulfed the home. Firefighters went to work quickly, but the building was destroyed by the flames.

The fire also damaged the roof of the house next door.

East Lathrop has been blocked off with barricades because of the danger left by the debris from the burned building. Firefighters believe this fire may have been the work of arsonists and investigators will be on the scene today to gather evidence.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com

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