Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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September 12, 2013

Arson suspected in fire

CROSSVILLE — Fire gutted an abandoned house on Genesis Rd. near Wayne Ave. Sunday afternoon in what is believed to be the second arson incident in a week. According to personnel at the scene, witnesses saw a vehicle racing away from the house just before the fire was discovered by neighbors. Genesis Rd. was blocked for some time as firefighters from the Crossville Fire Department battled the blaze. The home had previously been quarantined as a "meth house." Deputy Fire Chief Chris South said the Sunday fire was not believed to be connected to a Sept. 3 fire on Old Jamestown Hwy. At this time, investigation into both incidents is continuing and no arrests have been made.

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