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Arson Determined as Cause of Kaisai North America Building Fire

kaiser Kasai America_002 Kasai America The Prattville Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire that damaged the Kaiser North America building. They have determined that Arson is the cause.  On March 31, the Prattville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Kasai North America building located 1098 Doster Rd.. Heavy smoke and fire was found in a…

Rash of Fires Spark Arson Investigation in Uniontown

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A rash of house fires in Uniontown has residents worried about their property and their safety. Fire Chief John Williams says three houses have been set on fire in the city in less than two weeks. He says only one of the houses was lived in and no one was hurt. Williams says the state…

Teenage Boy Arrested in Arson Fires at Lee High School

The Montgomery Fire/Rescue Bureau of Investigations says it has arrested and charged a 14-year-old boy in a string of arson fires at Lee High School. Investigators say three small fires were set inside the school Wednesday afternoon. They say trash was set on fire during the school day while students were inside the school. Investigators say the boy is a…

UPDATE: Selma House Fire that Killed Two Ruled as Arson

UPDATE:  State Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the blaze an act of arson.  The Selma Police Department is asking anyone with information to call the Secret Witness Line at (334) 874-2190 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-442-7463.   From the West Alabama Newsroom– A mother and daughter are dead after a house fire early Thursday morning in Selma. Fire officials say a…

Authorities Make Arrest in Arson Investigation

On August 24, the Bureau of Investigations responded to 4301 Hartford Street on an Incendiary, W-3 structure fire. It was determined the structure had been vacant for approximately one year. Several interviews were conducted on scene and follow-up field interviews were conducted regarding the incident. Multiple witnesses were interviewed and provided a description of a black male, with short hair…

Macon Co. Courthouse Fire Determined to be Arson

A fire that caused heavy damage to the historic Macon County Courthouse is being investigated as a case of arson. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office believes the July 9 fire was deliberately set. Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating to find those responsible for the fire. The fire was discovered in the early morning hours of July 9 and extinguished by…

Man Accused of Setting Ex-Girlfriend’s House on Fire; Charged with Arson

On May 30, De’vntay McKee, 26, was taken into custody and charged with Arson 1st. McKee intentionally set his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire using a shirt and an open flame at 2068 Early St.. McKee was transported to the Montgomery City jail and is being held on three city warrants. Bond for the Arson charge was set at $30,000. Categories:…

Woman Accused of Setting Fire to Her Mother’s House

A 51-year-old woman has been accused of setting fire to her mother’s house while the woman was still inside. Montgomery Fire and Rescue spokesman Sgt. O.J. Whiting says that 51-year-old Mary Marie Caldwell was arrested and charged with first-degree arson on Tuesday. Authorities say Caldwell set the rear of her mother’s house on fire Monday night, causing “moderate damage.” There…

Selma Man Arrested on Arson and Other Charges

On May 12, detectives with the Selma Police Department arrested 48-year old, Marcus Spears. Spears was arrested in connection with a series of house fires that occurred in the Vann Court area, Thursday morning. An abandoned residence was set on fire that also spread to two other houses nearby. Spears turned himself in to officers the morning of the fire…