Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fire suspected to be arson

By: AMANDA HILL BOND
A fire on New Year's Eve at the former location of Norwalk is supsected to be from arson.
The Byrdstown/Pickett County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at around 5 p.m. where around 100 rolls of hay were on fire. The hay was owned by Dale Keisling who was using the building for short term storage.
A Bobcat was eventualy used, once the fire was out enough, to get the hay moved away from building because it was hard to completely extinguish and burned for several days.
The building, owned by Cumberland Area Investment Corporation, was partially damaged.
According to Pickett County Sheriff Clois Brown, a State of Tennessee Arson and Bomb Investigator was notified and reported the fire is suspected to have been from arson.
Pickett County Sheriff's Department is investigating and if you have any info please call 931-864-3210.

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