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SC man goes on Christmas decoration burning spree, police say

See how quickly a dry Christmas tree can burn

This holiday season, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is reminding North Carolinians to stay focused on fire safety, especially when it comes to the Christmas trees standing in their homes.
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This holiday season, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is reminding North Carolinians to stay focused on fire safety, especially when it comes to the Christmas trees standing in their homes.

A Summerville man is charged with arson after police said he burned down the Christmas decorations suburban Charleston neighborhood, according to a report by WCSC.

Authorities arrested Cameron Lewis Baun, 29, after receiving a call Friday afternoon about a person setting fire to the property of multiple neighbors in the Arbor Walk community in Summerville.

Police said Baun lit up a snowman decoration that was in the front yard of a home, WCSC reported. Baun was detained for burning Christmas decor at another home when officers arrived, police said.

Summerville Fire Rescue was also attempting to put out a house fire that Baun allegedly set, according Summerville police.

Baun is said to have busted a garage window trying to light fire to the inside of another structure, an official report stated.

Baun was not charged with Grinchery.

Here's how you can maintain a fire-safe home this winter season.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.


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