Sheriff's office arrests man following fire that injured two children, adults

Published: May. 31, 2016 at 9:42 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2016 at 4:46 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies have arrested a man following a fire at his home that injured two children and three adults in Berkeley County.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has arrested Roderick Dont'e Nunley for a probation violation, an outstanding warrant and for providing false information to a deputy.

According to an incident report, Nunley gave the deputy an alias instead of his real name. BCSO officials say the current charges are unrelated to the fire.

The fire happened at a home on Waterloo Drive in the Overton neighborhood, just north of Moncks Corner. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says Nunley kicked in the front door to get his son out of the home.

According to the sheriff's office, Nunley lives at the home where the fire occurred.

The toddler is in critical condition at MUSC and his six-year-old sister is in stable condition at Trident Medical Center, according to Berkeley County EMS Director Dan Barb. Two firefighters have also been hospitalized for heat exhaustion after working to control the fire at the home.

A statement by the sheriff's office stated SLED is investigating the origin and cause of the fire, and the sheriff's office will continue to investigate the case and advise whether additional charges will be brought forward.

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