Smith's Station volunteer firefighter arrested on arson charges

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.

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