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Fires have people worried in southern Kentucky town

Jason Perkins has a good reason to be mad that someone is intentionally burning down buildings in his town.

“They say another 5 minutes and it would have caught the house on fire,” he says of the fire that destroyed the house next door and nearly took his down his home as well.

“You don’t want to leave your house at night,” he said.

Since early December fire has destroyed that house on Ky. 1247, the old Eubank High School, two buildings at East Anderson Hardwood, and a structure at Barron Pallet Mill. .

“It’s somebody that’s really sick that really needs help. They have no regard for human life,” said Eubank resident Norman Dalton of the person or persons resonsbile.

There’s no word on a motive and there’s no information on who a person of interest could be. But police say they are following up on a few promising leads.

Eubank’s police and fire chiefs say they’re hoping to start a neighborhood watch. The common characteristic in every fire is that no one has been inside any of the structures that have burned, but some worry that could change.

“Eventually they may burn a building where an occupant gets killed or some firefighter loses his life,” said Dalton.

“You just never know where or when he’s going to hit. Or if he even cares if anyone is home or not,” said Perkins.

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