Firefighters responded to a call early Monday at an abandoned house located in the 800 block of Stockton Street, said Capt. Ken Tyree, of the Charleston Fire Department.
The fire was reported about 4 a.m. when a neighbor awoke to the sound of his dog barking and then went outside where he saw smoke coming from the boarded-up house, Tyree said.
The cause of the fire was determined to be arson. No injuries were reported.