NEW INFO: Greenville Morning Fire Ruled Arson

A fire at a vacant house in Greenville has been ruled arson by fire investigators.

The fire on Gooden Place was noticed around 9:25 a.m. When firefighters arrived they were met with thick black smoke pouring out of the home.

Battalion Chief Doug Branch says the house had no electricity and they were checking out reports that juveniles were recently seen inside the home.

Branch says the investigation has been turned over to Greenville police.


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Firefighters in Greenville have extinguished a fire that broke out Tuesday morning.

The call came in around 9:25 a.m. to a home on Gooden Place, that's a couple blocks east of South Greenville Elementary School.

Chief Doug Branch of the Greenville Fire Department believes that the fire started in the back of the home. The house has no occupants and had no electricity running to it. There are no injuries that they know of at this time as they are unable to enter the smoking remains at this time.

The fire is being ruled as suspicious. Fire officials are looking into reports that there were some juveniles that were hanging out in the house.

The house is a total loss.


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  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 23, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    I think the old song Disco inferno by the trammps must be a favorite around greenville.
  • by wow Location: gvegas on Feb 23, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    You sure are observant, Joe! You should be a reporter.
  • by FyRe FyTeR Location: Greenville on Feb 23, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    Third Fire in Greenville in a week?! They say bad luck happens in threes.
  • by Joe on Feb 23, 2010 at 07:26 AM
    Seems to be a lot of fires in Greenville
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