Two Laurel County homes were burned to the ground in a matter of hours. Now the state fire investigator is stepping in to help with the investigation.
The two fires broke out at two different homes both on the same road within hours, which made the Laurel County fire chief rule them suspicious.
Firefighters say the first home had its electricity shut off and they don’t understand how it could’ve caught fire. The second one they say is been vacant for months.
“Not a coincidence,” said Debbie Nelson, who lives near. “I think someone is running around doing it.”
“That tells me that somebody is setting fires,” said another neighrbor, Polly Hamblin said. “It don’t tell me that the weather has anything to do with it.”
Investigators are asking everyone to be extra cautious and report any suspicious activity.