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.