Police: Two fires set two doors apart look to be arsons

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It was quite the wake up call for Greg Farrell, "It's pretty scary when a car full of gas is on fire in your driveway!"

Just after 11 Tuesday night, Ferrell found the Berea Fire Department dousing a fire in his pickup bed.

"It could've gotten a lot worse, if the fire department didn't show up," he said, "I was sound asleep and would've probably escalated."

Farrell's truck had only minor damage to the bed, but that's only a small part of the craziness on Woodridge Way, and police are putting out the alert.

"My neighbor two doors down had his fishing boat in his backyard was destroyed by a fire. So they both occurred at the same time," described Farrell.

"Certainly the concern that we have is that if someone is setting these fires to get the joy, or to get a thrill or rush out of setting the fires, then the next time they may choose somebody's house," added Trooper Paul Blanton of the Kentucky State Police.

The owners of the boat declined to comment on camera, but they, like Ferrell, say they have questions that they hope to get answers to.

"They passed four cars to get to my truck, so yeah, I'm confused about the whole situation about what the thought process was behind them doing this. What do they even want to accomplish by it?" said Farrell.

Those aren't they only questions without answers.

Trooper Blanton said at this time investigators have no suspects.

"We don't know if it was somebody that was just driving through, a mischief, somebody just wanting to cause havoc, or somebody that had a particular grudge against these two neighbors."

Even with no leads, Ferrell seems to think it was all just a random act. Although, he's still not planning on a restful night.

"I'm going to spend the night in my garage and keep one eye open."

Arson investigators have taken on the case and say they believe the two fires are connected.

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