Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two Arson Cases Reported In Recent Days

Two apparently unrelated cases of arson are under investigation today in the Cookeville area. Authorities say the state fire marshal's office is investigating a suspicious blaze that damaged a building on Hulon Ferrell Road last week. Authorities say the wood frame structure had been vacant for a couple of years when it caught fire. One nearby resident reported hearing a boom shortly before the fire was discovered and authorities say there was no electricity to the building at the time. Meanwhile, officials are also trying to discover who deliberately set fire to a city of Cookeville work truck at Cane Creek Park Sunday night. The same truck had been vandalized a couple of weeks ago, but officials say, in this case, someone broke into the park and then broke into the truck, setting the cab on fire. The vehicle was destroyed. Anyone with information that may help is asked to call the police department.