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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