Police nab man in Folly Beach house fire

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Authorities have arrested a man accused of setting fire to a Folly Beach rental home on Saturday evening.

Police arrived at 1713 E. Ashley Avenue around 5:30 p.m. and found the house completely engulfed in flames.

The suspect, William Whitfield III has been charged with second-degree arson and is currently being held at the Medical University Hospital. Authorities believe he may be connected to another house fire that took place recently in North Charleston.

The Post and Courier has the report.

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