Officials investigating three suspicious fires near the same area

Richland County (WACH) - According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, officials were flagged down in reference to a fire at a business on 3733 Broad River Road. This happened around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. When they arrived on the scene, deputies notified the Columbia Fire Department.

While at the location, fire officials noticed a second fire just 60 feet away near Broad River Road and Huffstetler Road.

Officials were later called to a third fire at 1000 St. Andrews Road.

The Columbia Fire Department, Richland County Fire Marshall and the Richland County Sheriff's Department are investigating the suspicious fires.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.