Arson Investigation

Nov 27, 2012 7:06 PM by Josh Breslow

Suspicious Fire Burns 5,200 Acres On Pine Mountain

A wildfire that burned about 5,200 acres on Pine Mountain in Letcher County has been labeled arson.

The fire, named the "Bartesta Branch Fire," started burning Sunday. Crews had it contained early Monday, but said, somehow it was re-ignited. The flames jumped the Little Shepard Trail and a change in the weather helped the fire to flare back up and intensify.

The fire was contained for a second time on Tuesday morning.

If you have any information about the case, contact police or the Kentucky Division of Forestry.


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