The remains of the Lowery Heating & Air building (image courtesy Sumter PD)
Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- At approximately 3:30AM Sumter PD and Fire were alerted to flames coming from the Lowery Heating & Air building on Neeley Street in Sumter.
When first responders arrived, they discovered the building completely engulfed in flames. Fire officials fought the blaze for nearly two hours prior to bringing it under control.
No injuries were reported in the complete destruction of the building, valued at over $300,000.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but investigators believe the fire was set intentionally.
Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact Sumter PD at 803-436-2717, or call CRIMESTOPPERS at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372)