A Chattanooga man has been arrested for allegedly setting his apartment on fire, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.
The fire occurred at 2073 Museum Street on September 3, in a two-story house that had been converted into two apartment units.
65-year-old Bobby Shropshire allegedly started a fire in his upstairs apartment and then left. Chattanooga firefighters got the fire out quickly, containing most of the damage to the upstairs unit. No one was injured.
When finally located for questioning yesterday, Shropshire allegedly told Lutinent Henry McElvain that he did start the fire, but it was an accident. He could not explain why he left the scene.
Shropshire was charged with one count of aggravated arson and taken to jail.
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