Donald Drive fire intentionally set, says police


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Reports reveal Friday’s fire on Donald Drive in Greenville was intentionally set by a resident of the house. A Greenville Fire Department spokesperson said the fire was contained to one room of the home.

Reports reveal Friday’s fire on Donald Drive in Greenville was intentionally set by a resident of the house. A Greenville Fire Department spokesperson said the fire was contained to one room of the home.


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GREENVILLE — Friday’s house fire on Donald Drive in Greenville was intentionally set, according to police reports.

At approximately 5:10 p.m. that evening, a Greenville police officer was flagged over by a motorist, who informed the officer a home at the 1100 block of Donald Drive was on fire.

Officers responding to the scene observed smoke coming from the south side of the residence. A male subject located in front of the home admitted to officers he had set the fire in a bedroom of the house, using a flint and gasoline, blaming “voices in his head.”

The subject also exhibited a bruised, swollen right eye, stating to officers he had punched himself.

The man, a resident at the home, was transported by Greenville Township Rescue to Wayne HealthCare emergency room for mental and physical evaluation. No others suffered injuries from the fire.

A spokesperson for the Greenville Fire Department said the blaze was contained to one room of the house. No estimate on damages was available.

Reports reveal Friday’s fire on Donald Drive in Greenville was intentionally set by a resident of the house. A Greenville Fire Department spokesperson said the fire was contained to one room of the home.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/05/web1_GFD-IMG_0013-PRINT.jpgReports reveal Friday’s fire on Donald Drive in Greenville was intentionally set by a resident of the house. A Greenville Fire Department spokesperson said the fire was contained to one room of the home. Advocate file photo

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