Macon County Courthouse fire deemed arson

Macon County Courthouse fire deemed arson

MACON CO., AL (WSFA) - The fire that caused heavy damage to the historic Macon County Courthouse is a case of arson, according to the Macon County Sheriff's Office.

A multi-agency investigation was opened in the hours after firefighters put out the flames, found by a Tuskegee police officer in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 9.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office, State Fire Marshal's Office, Tuskegee Police and Fire Departments, and the 5th Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office are working together to find those responsible for the arson.

(Tuskegee firefighters on the scene of a fire at the county courthouse early Saturday morning. Source: WSFA 12 News)

(View from inside the county courthouse. Source: Commissioner Louis Maxwell)

Anyone with information that may be able to help investigators should call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP or the State Fire Marshal's Office Arson Hotline at 1-800-654-0775.

The courthouse, built in 1906, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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