Tennessee County Investigating Series of Arsons

October 9, 2012

Authorities in Union County, Tenn., are searching for whoever set a series of six fires at homes and barns over the last six days in the county.

Gordon Sartain, chief of the Northeast Union Volunteer Fire Department, told WBIR-TV that the latest two fires were set in unoccupied barns on Saturday.

Sartain said the fires, which are believed to have been intentionally set, destroyed two mobile homes, a house and three barns, but no one has been injured.

Ted Seals, who lives in Union County, lost his barn to a fire on Saturday morning and said the fire cost him more than $45,000 in damages.

Sartain worries that people could be injured if officials don’t catch those responsible. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 865-992-4062.

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