Multiple house fires at 1st and Telfair Street considered suspicious

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UPDATE: Scene reports from Richmond County Sheriff’s Office indicate that four structure fires on two blocks of Telfair Street Monday are considered suspicious.

Further, the report includes that three arson investigators for Augusta Fire Department were called to examine the scene. Augusta Fire Department says that the investigation into the fire is ongoing.

As fire investigators investigated the four structures Monday, one which one posted “Condemned” and another that had no power meter, Richmond County deputies were investigating a report of a man who’d repeatedly seen on the porches of the houses that burned.

According to the incident report, surveillance video was pulled from the local Chevron station at 202 E. Boundary St. showing an individual matching the suspect described in the eyewitness account.

A BOLO has not yet been issued publicly for anyone wanted for questioning in the incident.

The incident report filed with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office lists the offense under investigation as first degree arson.

The houses at 30, 104, 106, and 108 Telfair Street were all damaged by fire, with the house at 106 Telfair Street being considered a total loss.


Original article:

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Crews are on the scene of a large residential fire near downtown Augusta.

The call came in just after 1:30 p.m. in the area of 1st Street and Telfair Street.

We’re told at least four homes are fully engulfed.

No word yet on any injuries.

Count on NewsChannel 6 fore more details as they become available.

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