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Police close investigation into fire at Michael Slager's former home

Emergency crews on scene of fire at Michael Slager's former home in Hanahan. (Source: WCSC) Emergency crews on scene of fire at Michael Slager's former home in Hanahan. (Source: WCSC)
Emergency crews on scene of fire at Michael Slager's former home in Hanahan. (Source: WCSC) Emergency crews on scene of fire at Michael Slager's former home in Hanahan. (Source: WCSC)
Emergency crews on scene of fire at Michael Slager's former home in Hanahan. (Source: WCSC) Emergency crews on scene of fire at Michael Slager's former home in Hanahan. (Source: WCSC)
Michael Slager. (Photo Source: CCDC) Michael Slager. (Photo Source: CCDC)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Officials with the Hanahan Police Department says they have closed the case into a fire that happened at Michael Slager's former home. 

Police cited a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division lab report which indicated no conclusive DNA evidence in the January incident. 

HPD authorities said pieces of several glass bottles and paper towels were taken to SLED and the results were inconclusive for all the items. 

"After interviewing neighbors and checking for any surveillance cameras footage with no results, we have closed the investigation," HPD official said. 

The incident happened on Jan. 8 shortly before 9:30 p.m. when officers with the Hanahan Police Department received a 911 call about a house fire on Yeamans Hall Road.

According to police, the fire department was immediately notified, responded to the home and discovered that a neighbor saw the fire and put it out. 

Witnesses said the fire appeared to be small. 

Investigators described the damage as being "very minor."

Police say prior to the discovery of the fire, it was reported to authorities that a suspicious person was seen leaving the area. 

Authorities described the person as 5'10" with a skinny build, and was wearing dark clothing. 

No injuries were reported.

Police said at the time that Slager nor any of his family members no longer reside in the home. 

Slager, a former North Charleston police officer, has been charged with the shooting death of Walter Scott. 

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