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Man charged with setting apartment fires

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Brandon Alamin (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Brandon Alamin (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

A Columbia man has been charged with two counts of arson in connection with two suspicious fires at an apartment complex in October.

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Brandon Alamin on November 8. 

Alamin is accused of setting two fires at the Ashton Apartments on October 28.

Investigators discovered a fire in building 101 and another fire in building 105 that night.

Alamin was one of the witnesses questioned at the scene. Arson investigators later linked Alamin to the fires.

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said the fires caused approximately $150,000 in damages.

No one was injured.

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