Firefighters taking hands-on approach after rash of downtown fires

Published: Jul. 6, 2011 at 6:11 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - According to the City of Charleston Fire Department, over the course of 10 days, there have been four house fires downtown. Fire officials say in two of those cases, the fires were set intentionally sparking the department to go door-to-door to keep the community safe.

Fanning out from the charred remains of 247 Rutledge Street, four engines carrying four-man crews went door-to-door to alert residents about the recent fires and how to protect their homes from adding to the growing list.

They installed smoke alarms for those that needed them and pointed out potential problems during the hands-on initiative.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of two fires on Fishburne and Rutledge Avenue.

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