Authorities investigate maintenance building fire as arson

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Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington firefighters say a fire that started in a maintenance building at he Pinewood Apartments off Randall Parkway Wednesday could be that of arson.

Witnesses say they saw a group of kids behind the building just before the fire started.  According to fire officials, the fire sparked in some mattresses that were stacked behind the building.

Firefighters were able to put the fire out before it spread to nearby homes, but the flames caused about $50,000 in damage.

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