Augusta arsonist targeting dumpsters along Walton Way

  • Source: WRDW-TV CBS 12 Augusta
  • Published: 09/24/2020 06:15 AM

An arsonist kept firefighters and sheriff’s deputies busy Thursday morning with a string of downtown dumpster fires. The incidents happened at dumpsters behind businesses in the hospital district that’s along the downtown Walton Way corridor. They included fires behind a dialysis clinic, a gas station and other businesses, mostly along Walton Way but also extending south to the 1100 block of Druid Park Avenue near Paine College. The incidents started sometime after 8 a.m. and continued until about 8:45. Firefighters at the scene said Richmond County deputies were looking for a single suspect in the string of fires.


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