A Man is Arrested after Admitting to Setting a Fire on a Ridge Behind Lynnhurst Cemetery

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An arrest is made and a man is charged with a felony after reportedly admitting he started a brush fire behind Lynnhurst Cemetery.

Officials with the Knoxville Fire Department say 41-year-old Damon True was taken into custody shortly after setting a fire on the ridge of the cemetery on Adair Drive.

True reportedly walked into a Dollar General store on Tazewell Pike on Friday and told an employee he had set the fire and was going to set another.

Knoxville Fire Investigators and Knoxville Police officers found him near a business on Old Broadway and he was taken into custody after reportedly admitting to setting the fire.

He is charged with setting fire to personal property or land.


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