Information from WYSH Radio
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fire at a vacant mobile home on Moser Lane as arson. The fire was reported at around 7 p.m. Wednesday at 186 Moser Lane and was extinguished by crews from the Medford Volunteer Fire Department.
A deputy was called to the scene after firefighters reported finding two points of origin for the fire, one in the living room and another just inside the back door.
The property owner told deputies that the trailer had been unoccupied for about five months and had no electricity hooked up. He also told investigators that he did not have insurance on the trailer, adding that the doors were left unlocked and the windows shut.
Firefighters reported that it appeared that at least one window had been left open to provide the fire with more oxygen. Damage was estimated at around $5,000 and no one was injured.
The Criminal Investigation Division is looking in to the exact cause of Wednesday’s blaze.
Moser Lane is east of Highway 25W between Clinton and Lake City.
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