By Web Staff – email
SMITH'S STATION, AL (WTVM) – The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Smith's Station volunteer firefighter on arson charges.
Deputies say 21-year-old Casey Owens may have set fire to a vacant home on March 11.
A witness said they heard an explosion and saw smoke coming from the home on Lee Road 298.
Witnesses also say they saw a male suspect fleeing from the fire right before the explosion.
The home has been listed as a complete loss. Owens has been released from the Lee County Detention Facility after posting a $10,000 bond.