Man Sets Brush Fire, Leads Police On Chase

The search continues for a suspected arsonist, wanted for setting a fire and leading police on a high speed chase.

Lincoln County fire crews responded to Spice Ridge Road, just south of Stanford. An off-duty firefighter happened to be driving by, when he saw a man setting several fires in a wooded area. He called 911, and fire crews quickly joined him at the scene.

Firefighters say five to six acres of brush burned. They were able to put out the fire. No one was injured.

Police noticed a car matching the description of the arson suspect and started chasing him. Police chased after the suspect, but he got away.

While no arrest has been made, police say they know who they're looking for.


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  • by Lisa Location: KY on Nov 22, 2007 at 09:04 AM
    I hope they catch this jerk.
  • by Anonymous Location: hazard county on Nov 21, 2007 at 08:05 PM
    HOT PURSUIT!
  • by slim Location: ky on Nov 21, 2007 at 07:34 PM
    got away? what year is this? 1950...
  • by Chasity Location: Stanford on Nov 21, 2007 at 02:17 PM
    Maybe they should let the public know what kind of car it was so that we could be looking for the suspect as well. Why the is it such a secret????

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