Arson Ruled Out as Cause of House Fire

Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a house fire on County Road 3528 near Weaver in Hopkins County Tuesday, June 29th . The investigation began when an arson dog made a hit on an area in the house that was a total loss.


County Fire Marshall Mark Matthews led the investigation. During the investigation, lab tests proved that the combination of carpet and other items that were burned in the area that alerted the arson dog had created a false hit.


At the time of the fire, County Fire Chief Andy Endsley said everyone who lived in the house was accounted for and fine. He stated there were no injuries to firefighters.


Author: Staff Reporter

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