Shelby fire chief’s home set ablaze, potential arsonist on the loose

  • Source: WCBD-TV NBC 2 Charleston
  • Published: 07/30/2020 12:00 AM

A potential arsonist is on the loose in Shelby, and one of the intentionally set fires was lit at the fire chief’s home. Investigators are now worried the next fire will be worse than the one before. There have been a series of suspicious fires of different types and sizes lately in Shelby. The fire chief tells FOX 46 there is cause for concern and everyone should be watching and be vigilant. “I opened the door and saw a lot of orange and looked down through the rest of the living room and saw that the curtains were on fire. That’s when I pulled the bedroom door back closed and I alerted my wife that the house was on fire and we needed to get the kids out and evacuate the house,” Chief William Hunt said. Shelby’s police and fire departments are investigating a potential serial arsonist. A rash of suspicious fires have sparked over the past several weeks across west Shelby. The latest fire happening at the fire chief’s home while he and his family were asleep inside.


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