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Recent rash of fires investigated in Summersville


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Summersville residents are on guard after three fires occurred in the town in the span of a week.

The recent fires come in addition to a string of arsons last year.

Summersville firefighter Seth Bostic says the cause of an apartment fire that left seven people homeless Wednesday is under investigation. Another apartment complex was destroyed last Saturday, and a vacant built also burned last week.

Bostic tells The Charleston Gazette that the fires are "all in a day's work" for his department.

In February, a Salvation Army store in Summersville was destroyed by fire.

Two people were charged with setting several fires in February 2012 in Summersville. They are awaiting trial.

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