Man arrested for DUI not connected with fires

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Authorities have ruled a man who was arrested for DUI in the area of County Road 480 Tuesday is not connected with string of 10 fires in southeastern Chilton County.

Alabama Forestry Commission investigator Danny Clark said they are still investigating leads including another suspicious vehicle in the area of the fires.

“We don’t believe the person arrested for DUI is connected with the case,” Clark said. “We’re still trying to follow up on leads including some track impressions that we haven’t identified with the vehicle.”

At least 10 fires were reported Cooper and Verbena yesterday afternoon. Investigators are still suspecting arson in the case.