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3:00 am on Tuesday November 27, 2012

After years of investigation, police make arrest in Charleston arson fires

Kenneth Carlton Boone.Thanks to a tip, law enforcement has made what is believed to be the first arrest in more than 80 suspected arson fires to have hit the Charleston peninsula since the early 2000s. Police aledge Kenneth Boone, 55, of being...
1:30 am on Thursday September 13, 2012

Duo arrested in Port Royal bathroom burnings, Hunting Island dumpster fire

Flickr user doncarlo Not the porta potties in question. An 18-year-old and a 20-year-old were arrested after a two portable bathrooms were burned at The Sands in Port Royal, and a garbage can was set ablaze under the Hunting Island boardwalk in late...
10:44 am on Thursday December 8, 2011

Reward offered, information sought to put an end to downtown arsonist (update: reward doubled)

Image by Flickr user Cayusa (Updates at the bottom.) After two suspicious fires within the past month and at least 57 fires since 2002, investigators are doing everything they can to attain further information about the arsonist(s) who have been...
2:25 am on Monday December 5, 2011

An arson wave: Improving fire investigation in Charleston

Image by Flickr user CayusaAs Charleston continues to grapple with a string of arsons, The Post and Courier is looking into how the city handles and documents arson investigations. Touching off the case of a 2002 fatal suspicious fire at 563...
4:27 am on Thursday July 28, 2011

Early morning house fire on Cannon Street labeled 'suspicious' (update: $25k reward for info)

Image by Still image by Flickr user Emma-O ProductionsUpdate July 28, 2:40 p.m.: According to Live 5 News, authorities say they are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the fires which fire officials say...
2:33 am on Monday July 11, 2011

Arson fears rekindled in Charleston following downtown blazes

Image by FirefighterEast Along with the Rutledge Avenue fire a community's confidence was further charred.The end-of-June fires on Rutledge Avenue have sparked back to life fears of life-altering home fires for many downtown Charleston residents.  A...
3:06 am on Wednesday July 6, 2011

Arson labeled in second downtown Charleston fire as concerns flare

Image by FirefighterEast A second fire cindered three other homes lower on Rutledge Avenue.While the fire that engulfed 247 Rutledge Avenue captured most of the headlines, a second fire on the morning of June 30 is, perhaps, doing more to stir...
3:23 am on Saturday July 2, 2011

Blaze burns downtown Charleston homes (updated: series of fires tires community)

Image by FirefighterEastUpdate July 2: The blaze is not only another in the series of more than 50 suspicious downtown blazes, but it's also the fourth home that property manager Ute Appleby has had hit by such a fire. NBC News 2 reports that...
12:30 pm on Wednesday March 2, 2011

North Charleston teen charged with two counts of arson

Image by Flickr user Ian HayhurstA North Charleston teen has been arrested and charged with two counts of arson. The suspect, 17-year-old Michael Lee Manigault, first set fire to a dumpster outside of a home under construction at 8157 Greenridge...
9:24 am on Thursday September 30, 2010

Sunday blaze bears striking resemblance to more than 50 other arson cases (updated)

Image by Flickr user Rik_C Update September 30:  The 22-year-old College of Charleston student who assisted in rescuing four occupants from a house fire on Sunday may soon be featured on CBS's "Early Show." According to The Post and Courier, Matthew...

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