Deputies investigating after suspicious fires destroy mobile home, vehicles

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that destroyed a mobile home and vehicles early Tuesday morning.

The fires happened within approximately 90 minutes of each other early Tuesday morning on Jupiter Hill Road in Adams Run and on Highway 164 in Hollywood, according to St. Paul's Fire Chief Larry Garvin.

Garvin said the Adams Run fire happened just after 1:30 a.m. at a mobile home. A neighbor saw the fire and called 911, Garvin said. No one was injured in the fire, but two vehicles also burned.

Garvin said that fire was labeled suspicious because of the burn patterns around the mobile home, news that worries neighbors.

"I'm concerned because it could have been me, they could do it to me," neighbor Evelina Brown said. "But thank God it wasn't me, but I'm really sorry for them."

"I thought it was my house because I [was] in my den at two o'clock and I smelled the smoke and looked out my bedroom window and that's when I see all the fire trucks and I said, 'Somebody's house on fire,'" neighbor Lamel Truesdale said.

The second fire happened just after 3 a.m on Highway 164, where a Bobcat tractor and other vehicles were burned, Garvin said.

Investigators say they are not certain whether the two fires were related, but because they were just a little more than three miles apart, it is a possibility they are considering.

Anyone with information on the fires is asked to call the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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