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Arson investigators called to fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex

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Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex
Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex
Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex
Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex Firefighters investigate fire at Travelers Rest apartment complex
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Chief Lance Crowe of the Travelers Rest Police Department said firefighters have requested arson investigators to help investigate a fire that broke out on the outside of an apartment building.

Travelers Rest Fire Department Fire Chief Richard Johnson said crews were called out to the Village Circle Apartment Complex, where they discovered a small fire burning on the outside of the building near the back steps.

Johnson said they were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but the building did sustain some heat damage, and one apartment was damaged by smoke.

Crowe said evidence at the scene led firefighters to believe the fire was suspicious. Crowe said a Greenville County Sheriff's Office forensics unit and arson investigators from the State Law Enforcement Division.

Johnson said people were inside the apartment at the time, but got out safely.

The Red Cross is assisting those renters affected, Johnson said.

Johnson said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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