Witness saw teens leaving scene of suspicious house fire

An abandoned house fire Sunday on Tanyard Street in Timmonsville is being investigated as an arson after two teens were seen leaving the scene right after the fire started, according to Timmonsville Fire Chief Mark Burroughs.

Burroughs said his firefighters could see smoke coming from Tanyard Street and headed in that direction.

It took crews nearly three hours to get the fire contained and under control.

Burroughs added they aren't sure what caused the fire, but says it is suspicious.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office is helping to investigate the fire.