Smith Station volunteer firefighter arrested on arson charges

By Web Staff – email

SMITH STATION, AL (WTVM) –   Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Smith Station Volunteer Firefighter with arson charges.

After Lee County Sheriff's officials say 21-year-old Casey Owens may have set fire to a vacant home on March 11th.

A witness said they heard an explosion and saw smoke coming from the home on Lee Road 298.

Witnesses also say they saw a male suspect fleeing from the fire right before the explosion.

The home has been listed as a complete loss.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says Owens shed a bad light on those volunteers who risk their lives to save others every day.

Owens has been released from the Lee County Detention Facility after posting a $10,000 bond.

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