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Downtown Augusta house fires ruled arson



AUGUSTA, Ga. – A series of fires that damaged four homes in Augusta has been ruled arson, according to state officials.

The fires broke out on Monday afternoon at Telfair and First streets.

State insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King said Thursday that fires were the result of an act of arson.

The fires occurred at 30 Telfair St. and 106 Telfair St. Two other houses, located at 104 Telfair St. and 108 Telfair St., received collateral damage.