By Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy-
At 2:56 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21st, Stations 4, 7 and 9 were dispatched to reported smoke coming from a mobile home located in the 10,000 block of Middleburg Road at Chesterfield. The first firefighters arrived two minutes later to in fact see smoke coming from the home. Firefighters quickly entered the home and extinguished the fire minimizing damage and saving the home. After investigating the cause of the fire, it was determined the fire was intentionally set. The home was vacant at the time of the fire. The crime is being investigated by Henderson County Fire and Sheriff’s Department and the Arson Division of the Tennessee State Fire Marshall’s Office.
Anyone having information on this or any other intentionally set fire is encouraged to call the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. An on-going cash award of up to $1,500.00 is offered to anyone that provides information on any intentionally set fire that leads to an arrest and conviction. Or, any criminal act can be reported to local law enforcement.