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Apartment fires ruled suspicious

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Authorities have ruled two fires that damaged at least seven apartments Monday night to be suspicious.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is working to determine what caused the fires at Ashton Apartments on Longcreek Drive in St. Andrews shortly after 9 p.m. 

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says a fire inside a unit and a fire in a hallway in a separate building caused approximately $150k in damages.

It took firefighters 45 minutes to get the apartment fire under control. The second fire in the other building was put out by residents.

Nobody was injured, but one person was rescued from a balcony. One dog was also rescued.

All of the apartments that were damaged by the fire were occupied.

The Red Cross provided assistance to seven families affected by the incident.

If you know anything about these fires, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You could earn a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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