Calvert Fire Becomes Criminal Investigation

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

The Friday morning fire that inflicted serious damage on the Calvert City Hall was no accident. Fire investigators said it was intentionally set to cover up a burglary. But authorities still don't know what, if anything, was stolen.

The call came in around 1 a.m. from a passerby. The fire was quickly contained, but a significant portion of city hall suffered extensive heat and smoke damage.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) was summoned to the scene to provide a specially-trained dog that sniffs out accelerants. Investigators said it didn't take long to find signs of arson.

The case now goes to the State Fire Marshal.

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