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ARSON ARREST IN CAMDEN

Domestic Dispute Leads to House Fire

Contact: Steve Holmes, PIO

(334) 240-4434

3/16/2012

The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office has announced the arrest of an arson suspect in connection with a Wednesday house fire in Camden, Wilcox County.  The Camden Volunteer Fire Department was called to 75 Eastwood Drive shortly after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (3/14/12).   Upon arrival, the fire was well involved resulting in extensive damage.  A subsequent investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office, The Camden Volunteer Fire Department and the Camden Police Department determined the fire to have been deliberately set.  Further investigation led to the Thursday arrest of 36 year old Kimu A. Craig for Arson First degree, a Class A felony, carrying a sentence of from ten years to Life.  The alleged Arson appears to have stemmed from an ongoing domestic dispute.  Craig was placed in the Wilcox County Jail and no bond has been set at this time.  Remember, to report a suspicious fire or arson, you may call the Alabama Arson Hotline at 1-800-654-0775 or by going on line to www.firemarshal.alabama.gov