Thanksgiving Day fire kills man in Red Bank

Thanksgiving Day fire kills man in Red Bank (Image 1)
Thanksgiving Day fire kills man in Red Bank (Image 1)

RED BANK, Tenn. (AP) – Police say a Red Bank man is facing charges after a Thanksgiving Day fire left one man dead and several families homeless.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Red Bank firefighters responded early Thursday to a blaze at a two-story house that contained four apartments.

Hamilton County Emergency Services spokeswoman Amy Maxwell said firefighters found a victim of the blaze in an upstairs apartment. Police identified him as 51-year-old Dewey Lee Rose. Two other people were injured after jumping out of windows.

Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said the fire was caused by arson. Officers arrested 33-year-old Christopher Wehunt on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated arson, reckless endangerment, vandalism and reckless aggravated assault.

Wehunt was being held on a $750,000 bond.

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