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Investigators say fire was likely arson

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia -

A house fire on Charleston's West Side was likely arson.

The Charleston Fire Department said they are still investigating the fire on Walnut Street.

The house was vacant at the time and all of the utilities had been disconnected.

The person renting the house had recently moved out.

People living in the area say this isn't the first time this has happened and they are worried what will happen next. A few months ago the house next door also burned down.

Eric Pence said he is worried for the safety of his children.

"They are putting kids lives in danger," Pence said. "I am an adult and I can handle myself.  But when you are putting my family in danger, my kids especially, it really gets to me."