Fire on James Island intentionally set, investigators say

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) — A fire on James Island Tuesday morning was intentionally set, according to fire investigators.

Charleston and James Island Fire Departments, Charleston County EMS, and Charleston PD responded to the reported blaze on Mapleton Avenue on August 1 just before 6 a.m.

Officials say crews found smoke and flames visible along one side of the one story, single-family home.

We’re told the fire moved into the attic and spread across the home.

“Based on the information provided by the residents, the observations of the first arriving firefighters, and the initial investigation by the fire investigators, it was determined the fire originated on the exterior of the structure and was intentionally ignited,” authorities said in a news release.

The home was occupied by two people who evacuated without any injuries.

If you have any information, investigators would like to speak with you. Call 843-724-5017. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or visiting

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