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Suspect Arrested in Smyrna Arson Case

Christian Pasley, MTN Reporter

September 25th, 2020

A midday fire was extinguished, and a suspect has been arrested for arson in Smyrna, Tennessee. 

Smyrna Fire Department (SFD)  were dispatched to 1000 block of Mason Tucker Dr. at around 2:09 p.m. on September 24, 2020.

When they arrived at the scene, the kitchen and bedroom of the apartment were in flames. There was no one home at the time and the residents of the building had already evacuated.  The unit that the fire occurred is not possible to live in, other units have suffered smoke damage, but were able to return home. 

SFD Chief Bill Culbertson thinks the situation was handled very well. " Personnel did an excellent job of containing the fire and mitigating property damage." He also thought they went very indepth in the investigation. " Captain Scott Byers did a thorough job of investigating the fire cause and origin. His diligence resulted in the arrested of Glenda Faye Morris, who is charged with aggravated arson."  

Smyrna Fire Department proudly participates in the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office Get Alarmed, TN program that distributes fire safety education and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments. The department is also available to install free residential smoke alarms, please call 615-459-9735 x7520 for more information.


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