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      'Suspicious' fire under investigation by Sumter police

      Police describe the incident as "suspicious" and say authorities were alerted to the blaze at Lowery Heating & Air on Neeley Street around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

      SUMTER, SC (WACH) - A fire that occurred at a Sumter business early Monday morning is under investigation by the Sumter Police Department.

      Police describe the incident as "suspicious" and say authorities were alerted to the blaze at Lowery Heating & Air on Neeley Street around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

      Police and Firefighters arrived to find the building completely taken by flames, according to police officials. Firefighters worked to contain the fire for almost 2 hours.

      The building was completely destroyed.

      Authorities estimate the damage at $310,000.

      Investigators have reason to believe the fire was intentionally set, but The cause for the fire has not been determined.

      No injuries were reported.

      Anyone with information on the fire should contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.