Fire at vacant Cleveland Chair Company in Cleveland, Tenn., ruled arson

Fire at vacant Cleveland Chair Company in Cleveland, Tenn., ruled arson

December 15th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Art Wolf and Rad search for possible cadavers as state and local officials begin a two day investigation scouring the former Cleveland Chair Co. for evidence as to what started the Dec. 9 fire.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Investigators said an arson fire destroyed a century-old building in Cleveland that was the Cleveland Chair Co.

Tennessee Bomb and Arson investigators and the Cleveland Fire Department continued Wednesday to dig through rubble left from the fire that was discovered early on Dec. 8.

Fire investigator Donnie Sullivan told the local newspaper there is no doubt the fire was set.

The building is owned by Jackson Furniture Co.

Sullivan earlier said homeless people had possibly been in the building.