Investigators Believe Several Fires Set Intentionally

Investigators Believe Several Fires Set Intentionally

Investigators Believe Several Fires Set Intentionally

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA -

When a wildfire breaks out it's up to the Alabama Forestry Commission Investigators to determine the cause. This is just one of 5 active wildfires in Washington County. It's believed to have been set intentionally. Investigators arrived on scene Saturday afternoon and began working the case.
 
"We talk to neighbors, we canvas the area, we look for clues that might show signs of arson, anything that could've caused this mess," said Walter Grant, investigator.

Photographs are taken of the area and investigators immediately begin searching for any signs of arson. There were no lighters or matches found, but investigators did find two four wheeler tracks. From an aerial view the forestry commission was able to locate individuals on two four wheelers spotted from their plane above. The individuals have been questioned but they're not necessarily suspects in the case just yet.
  
"We haven't found any concrete evidence of arson but we're still looking," said Grant.

It's not a simple process. The photographs and information collected are carefully looked at to make a good judgement call. Then Blaze, the arson dog, arrives on scene to sniff out any clues. By late Saturday afternoon all of the information was still being compiled.
 

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