Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Arson Suspected In State Fair Barn Fires

Louisville, KY – Public Protection Cabinet spokesperson Dick Brown says arson investigators looked into the pattern of the fire, and also learned there had been a small fire the day before that had been extinguished. Brown says two fires in two days is a suspicious event.

"The investigators from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms brought in a team of dogs that could alert to accelerants, and they did that. They did alert to accelerants."

Brown says investigators are conducting interviews with people who work at the fairgrounds. That's proving to be a challenging process, because many of those workers were seasonal employees for the state fair.