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Oak Ridge authorities are offering a reward to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who started a car and brush fires at or near Linden Elementary School during the past month.
Oak Ridge Fire Chief Darryl Kerley said three fires have been extinguished at the following addresses in the past 30 days:
- A woods fire at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 27 on Montclair Road near Linden Elementary School.
- A car fire at 6:20 p.m. March 8 at Linden Elementary School. A second car had been vandalized.
- A woods fire at 4:48 p.m. March 22 behind Linden Elementary School.
“All three of these fires are under investigation through the joint efforts of the Oak Ridge Fire Department and Oak Ridge Police Department,” Kerley said in a press release. “The fires are possibly connected to the same person(s) or people, so several individuals, not yet identified, are of interest in each of these fires.” [Read more…]