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Lexington County deputies investigating brush fires

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County investigators are working to determine if recent brush fires in the Red Bank area were intentionally set.

“We’re investigating five fires that have occurred in less than 48 hours,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “All of the fires have been similar in the way they were apparently set. Fortunately, nobody has been hurt and no buildings or property has been damaged.”

Two of the fires under investigation happened on Squirrel Hollow Road, two of them happened on Abingdon Drive, while another happened near the intersection of New Orangeburg and Cross roads, according to Koon.

“These fires are all generally close together,” Koon said. “We believe someone likely saw a person or a car that could turn into a solid lead for us.

“We’re asking everyone who lives, works and drives along these roads to think back on anything or anyone that might have seemed out of place over the past two nights.”

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Information can also be shared by texting "TIPSC" along with your message to CRIMES (274637).

Tipsters don’t have to share their name with Crimestoppers and they could become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information they provide leads to an arrest.

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