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Crews battle second suspicious fire at lumberyard

The fire in Eubank started at 4 a.m. Monday and it’s the second one in two weeks, and officials believe it’s one of at least a half dozen suspicious fires, now the question is, who is doing it and why?

“It makes me nervous, never know who is going to be next?” said Connie Belcher of Eubank Monday.

That’s the common concern shared by many in the small town of Eubank. Their historic high school, vacated decades ago, went up in flames over the weekend. Then on Monday morning the East Anderson Hardwood company lost another storage building. Like the fire last month, officials believe it was no accident.

“Very worried. Very concerned. There’s some businesses in town that are vacant. You worry, could they be yours, you know. You can’t prevent it once it is started,” said Belcher.

Somerset fire investigators say the high school fire was actually the 4th one there in recent weeks. The Eubank police chief says another residential fire is also suspicious.

“I just hope whoever is doing this..they catch them or they decide it’s not the thing to do and they stop it,” said Belcher.

Officials believe the lumberyard fire was intentionally set because the building had no electricity hooked up to it


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