Update: Fire at Tennessee Sports Uniform Factory Set to Cover Thefts

April 2, 2008

Fire investigators have ruled that a blaze that burned a Knoxville, Tenn. sports uniform factory was intentionally set.

It took firefighters nearly five hours on March 16 to put out the fire that heavily damaged Sports Belle Inc.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was set to cover up thefts from the offices and production areas of the building.

The business has been operating for more than 30 years and supplies uniforms to more than 2,500 high school teams and several college teams.

No arrests have been made in connection with the thefts or fire, which are still under investigation.

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