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Buck Island house fire deemed suspicious

Bluffton police are investigating a fire Sunday that destroyed a home on Buck Island Road, according to a Bluffton Township Fire District spokesman.

Firefighters determined Monday the blaze at 245 Buck Island Road was suspicious, said district Capt. Randy Hunter. They have not yet determined what started the fire, he said.

The fire, reported by a passing motorist at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, destroyed the vacant, one-story brick home, which was for sale by owner, Hunter said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze by about midnight, he said.

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