ROCK HILL — Fire Captain Karen Kane says the fire at a vacant building at 707 Green Street was intentionally set, according to a Rock Hill police report.
Firefighters worked for 15 minutes to get a fire under control that completely burned a vacant Rock Hill home around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Kane said accelerates were used on the floor of the home, which is for rent.
By the time fire crews arrived flames were leaping from the rear of the house, said Rock Hill Battalion Chief Rusty Myers. Three engines, one ladder and 16 personnel responded, battling the fire until it was low enough for officials to go into the house and extinguish still-burning hot spots.
No injuries were reported, Myers said.
The fire caused about $30,000 in fire and smoke damage, both to the interior and exterior of the house, he said. The house is considered a total loss.
The homeowner arrived and said she recently evicted a tenant.
A suspect is unknown.