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Recent Arson Fires Under Investigation on Catoosa WMA

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 09:07am

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) are investigating arson fires on Catoosa Wildlife Management Area set during the weekend of Nov. 12-13. The fires burned in more than 100 acres of forest in portions of the management area located in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

There is a $1,500 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting these fires. Persons with information can contact the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. 

In addition, if it is determined the arson fires are connected with other previous criminal activities that took place earlier this year on the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, the TWRA is offering a reward of up to $5,000. That reward is offered to the first person that offers information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the placement of spikes, nailboards, and nails. Persons can call or text Cumberland County Wildlife Officer Casey Mullen at (931) 200-2413. 

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