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Charleston DPS investigates suspicious fires

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A string of vacant structure fires occurring within a month's time are under investigation in Charleston.

About 12:25 a.m. Monday, Charleston Department of Public Safety was a called to a fire at a vacant residence located at 605 W. Commercial St., according to Charleston Department of Public Safety Chief Robert Hearnes.

"The structure was fully engulfed when we arrived, and my hunch would be it had a little help to get it started," Hearnes said.

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