Deadly Wildfire in Tennessee Caused by Teenage Arsonists

Leo Timm
By Leo Timm
December 8, 2016News
Deadly Wildfire in Tennessee Caused by Teenage Arsonists
The remains of a home smolder in the wake of a wildfire November 30, 2016 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Police in the state of Tennessee arrested two teenagers for deadly arson, according to investigators.

The massive fires have raged across the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in the last week, killing 14 people and destroying hundreds of buildings.

Because of state laws protecting juvenile suspects, little personal information can be provided about the offenders. They are currently being held in a detention center in Sevier County.

The teens face aggravated arson charges, District Attorney James Dunn said at a Dec. 7 press conference.

“Everything is on the table,” Dunn, who serves the 4th Judicial District, told USA Today.

(NTD Television)

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