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Bamberg man arrested, charged with arson in massive downtown fire

BAMBERG, S.C. (WJBF) - A Bamberg man is facing charges in a fire that destroyed multiple buildings in downtown.

61-year-old Randy Lee Bloom is charged with 2nd Degree Arson.

Investigators say the blaze was intentionally set by means of an open flame.

SLED and the Bamberg Police Department arrested Bloom Tuesday.

He is currently being held in the Bamberg Detention Center.

The fire reportedly broke out around 10 p.m. the night of March 5th.

Four buildings were damaged or destroyed in the fire.

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