Bluffton, S.C. - Friday, February 15, 2008 - A tip to the South Carolina Arson Hotline (1-800-92-ARSON) could help solve a suspicious fire in Bluffton and lead to a reward for the caller.
According to investigators, the fire occurred on February 9, 2008 at 36 Colonel Hazzard Road, Oldfield Plantation, Bluffton, South Carolina. The Bluffton Fire Department responded. The amount of damage was approximately $1,500,000. The on-going investigation is being conducted by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and SLED.
Investigators ask anyone with knowledge of the fire to report those tips to the South Carolina Arson Hotline (1-800-92-ARSON) or directly to Investigator Lou Novak or Investigator Chuck Runnion at 843-842-4111, ext. 256.
In order to qualify for the reward, the tip must be provided directly to the South Carolina Arson Hotline and lead to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.
The South Carolina Arson Hotline (1-800-92-ARSON) is a statewide, toll-free number, available 24 hours a day, for reporting information about suspicious fires. Callers can remain anonymous.
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The South Carolina Arson Hotline has been a joint program of the South Carolina Insurance News Service and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) since 1982.
Hotline rewards are funded by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina Foundation.
For over 30 years the South Carolina Insurance News Service, a nonprofit, nonlobbying organization, has been providing property and casualty insurance information to consumers in South Carolina. The South Carolina Insurance News Service is funded by insurance companies doing business in South Carolina.