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Police respond to arson complaint after portable toilets destroyed at school

Myrtle Beach authorities responded to an arson call after two portable toilets were set on fire at a school Thursday afternoon, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to Myrtle Beach Intermediate School at 3301 N. Oak St., where a 48-year-old man reported the incident.

Myrtle Beach Fire Department crews were on the scene and called Myrtle Beach officers there to take a report since the fire was determined to be an arson, authorities said.

Police contacted a victim who said that the smaller portable toilet was completely destroyed and valued at $550.

The victim told police the larger portable toilet was valued at $1,800, according to the report.

The investigation is ongoing. Police had not made arrests connected to the incident as of Friday morning.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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