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Arson in Charleston

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City officials and the S.C. Insurance News Service are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.

Call 1-800-92-ARSON or 1-800-922-7766. Michael Julazadeh, Chief Fire Marshal, is head of the task force. He can be reached at 843-724-3429 or

Tools to Sleuth

Use this database to find when and where fires took place, whether homes were rentals or owned, even the weather at the time of the fires. And help us make it even better. A database is only as good as what's entered into it, so if you see errors or have additional details about a fire, send us a note.

Database: Suspicious fires

About the database: This information was compiled from police and fire reports requested under the state Freedom of Information Act, data from the Charleston County Assessor's Office, the National Weather Service and other sources.

Database: People w/arson and related charges

Total Fire Count

Total Fire Count

This map produced by the Charleston Fire Department identifies all structure fires on the Charleston peninsula from Jan. 1, 2007 through Sept. 30, 2011. Of these 246 fires, 40 around the Crosstown Expressway were suspicious.

2007 - 2011 Fires