UPDATE: Vacant Greenville Apartment Fire Now Suspicious

Fire investigators now says a fire this morning at a vacant Greenville apartment is suspicious.

The fire was contained to one unit at River Bluff Apartments off East 10th Street.

At first firefighters believed the fire might have been caused by an electrical problem. But Deputy Fire Marshal Wayne Peaden now tells WITN News there was no power to the apartment and windows in the back of the apartment had been broken.

The property owner says the apartment had been vacant for about four months.

Peaden says it looks like someone had punched a hole in an upstairs bedroom wall where the fire was located. Investigators found some charcoal briquettes near that area.

Peaden says there was minimal fire damage to the apartment.


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Firefighters are at the scene of an apartment fire in Greenville that began in a vacant apartment.

The fire is contained to one unit at River Bluff Apartments off East 10th Street.

Greenville firefighters are being assisted by county volunteer departments.

The call came in around 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters now believe the fire started because of an electrical problem in a wall. They are investigating whether the electricity was cut or not to the vacant apartment.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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