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Fires at Oconee Co. vacation home ruled arson

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The fire-damaged home on Blackjack Road. (Nov. 13, 2012/Oconee Co. Emergency Services) The fire-damaged home on Blackjack Road. (Nov. 13, 2012/Oconee Co. Emergency Services)
A second structure on the property was also damaged by fire. (Nov. 13, 2012/Oconee Co. Emergency Services) A second structure on the property was also damaged by fire. (Nov. 13, 2012/Oconee Co. Emergency Services)
WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The fires that damaged a vacation home and another building in Oconee County on Tuesday morning have been ruled arson, according to Oconee County Emergency Services Fire Chief Charles King.

King said the first call came in about 7:30 a.m. at a home in 900 block of Blackjack Road.

Firefighters arrived to find not only the home ablaze, but also another structure on the property, King said. He said it took firefighters about 40 minutes to extinguish the fires.

King said the house was empty at the time of the fire, and described it as a getaway home for someone in Atlanta.

Anyone with information about the fires was asked to call the South Carolina Arson Hotline at 800-92-ARSON (800-922-7766).

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