Fire near Eminence considered suspicious

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By Lisa King

A structure fire that destroyed an empty house in Shelby County near the Henry County line Saturday is being investigated as a possible arson, fire investigators said.

At 8:46 a.m. the Shelby County Fire Department was dispatched to a 600 Drane Lane off Eminence Pike, where upon arrival, they discovered heavy fire throughout the home, a tenant house owned by Ben Nutter.

“The house was recently vacated and no one was inside at the time of the fire,” said Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

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