Headland Fire Could Be Arson

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

All that's left now from Monday morning’s house fire on Benton Street is rubble.

A car sits nearby that is now useless. Headland and Kinsey fire departments responded to the blaze, which took a little more than two hours to extinguish.

"It was so far gone and it takes so much water to combat that much fire, so it wasn't like one room was on fire and we can gain and put it out in 10 minutes, it was fully involved when we got there," says Headland Fire Department Captain Nick Watson.

But fire department officials say if they had only been called here a little earlier, they would have been able to save the home.

And with the headland fire department and others surrounding it being volunteer, it often makes it harder.

Watson Says, "It's about 80 percent of the time, because the call doesn't get to us early enough to where we can go in and do aggressive fire tactics because the conditions aren't safe and this fire was one of the 80 percent because it was too far gone."

The case has now been given to the police department, who is investigating exactly why and how the fire started. The police department has brought out its arson investigators.

We'll keep our viewers posted on what they find out.

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