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Arson at unoccupied Mount Pleasant home? Police say 'suspicious'

Traffic in the area of 6th Avenue in Mount Pleasant was stopped in its tracks Tuesday morning as firefighters worked the scene of a fire in an unoccupied home.

The initial call for the fire came into dispatch at 7:30 a.m.

Officials confirm the home is under construction. When asked if the fire could be arson, acting Mount Pleasant Fire Department battalion chief Ronnie Dubose would not answer. Instead, he said the fire marshal's division is handling the investigation into the cause.

"It's too early to say," Dubose said.

It's believed the fire started upstairs. Dubose said it was "a relatively small fire."

Later Tuesday afternoon, Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Troy Thomas confirmed the Mount Pleasant Police Department is investigating the fire with the assistance of the fire department. A spokesperson with the police said the fire was "suspicious."

Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to follow this story.



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