Arson is suspected in the Jan. 3 fire that damaged six apartments and a dental business at 1162 Broad Street.
Richmond County Fire Investigator Lt. Bradley Carlton told police the fire was started on the floor of Apartment B, located on the northeast corner of the building on the third floor, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Kristen Osbon, 38, the building’s owner, told police the apartment was leased by Trever Bellew, 21.
Firefighters responded to the fire about 4:30 a.m., and found a man trying to escape from a third-floor window. He was not hurt.
The building was occupied by Downtown Dental on the bottom level, and six apartments were rented on the upper two levels.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday.