A suspicious fire at a Sumter business is under investigation.
Sumter Police say the fire occurred at Lowery Heating & Air around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Police and firefighters responded and found the South Sumter building completely engulfed in flames. Officials say crews battled the blaze for nearly two hours before bringing it under control.
Police say the building was completely destroyed and damages are estimated at $310,000.00. No injuries were reported.While the cause of the fire has not been determined, investigators say they strongly believe that the fire was intentionally set. The investigation into the fire continues.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-800-CRIMESC. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.