Police say arson could be to blame in Middlesboro fire

Middlesboro, KY - Police believe arson could be to blame for a house fire in Middlesboro on Thursday.

It happened just before one in the afternoon on South 20th Street.
The fire chief says there are three empty homes where the fire occurred and at least two of them have been set on fire in the past.

He also says empty homes are easy targets for activities like arson and theft.

If you own one, officials advise you to make sure it is secured.

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