Edmonson Voice Staff
Tim Skees, photo
Firefighters are suspecting arson as the unofficial cause of yet another fire in Edmonson County, which is the fourth of its kind in seven days. Emergency personnel were called out to another abandoned mobile home last nigh around 10pm on The Knobs Road, a connecting road from KY HWY 422 to KY 259.
According to District 2 Constable Tim Skees, who is also a firefighter, the same signs were present at last night's scene as the others that happened within a week.
Citizens are encouraged to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity, especially around abandoned properties. "This person will be caught eventually through public tips, trail cameras, or observation and collection of evidence," Skees said.
He also said firefighters are always at risk of injury or death when fighting fires and this type of behavior could cost a firefighter or other person their life.
A person convicted of First Degree Arson, a Class A felony, could face a sentence of 20 to 50 years in prison and fines reaching up to $10,000.
"Anyone with any information or seeing suspicious activity should call law enforcement officials."
Responding to the blaze was the Rocky Hill VFD, Chalybeate VFD, Brownsville VFD, and District 2 Constable.