Firefighter questioned in deadly South Carolina house fire is cleared

The Columbia police department is investigating an arson that led to the death of an 80 year old South Carolina woman


A South Carolina firefighter who was questioned by the Columbia Police Dept. in connection with a deadly arson was cleared of any wrongdoing Tuesday.

The Columbia firefighter voluntarily spoke with police after he was spotted on surveillance footage at a fire outside an apartment that killed 80-year-old True Dent Henderson, investigators said.

The unidentified firefighter is no longer considered a person of interest or suspect in the case and it's not clear if he knew Henderson.

Investigators continue to aggressively investigate a number of leads in the case  to determine who started the fire.

The Red Cross was providing aid to five other people who had to leave the building.

Terace Garnier is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Columbia, South Carolina. Follow her on twitter: @TeraceGarnier