Grandmother injured in house fire dies, arson suspected

A grandmother was critically injured in a house fire on Rubio Street this morning.

The grandmother who was critically injured in a house fire at 1725 Rubio Street on Wednesday died yesterday afternoon at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia.

The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Kimberly Wells.

Fire investigators have determined that the fire that killed Wells was intentionally set.

Due to the nature of the crime, fire investigators have asked for assistance from the Violent Crimes Bureau with the Chattanooga Police Department. Investigators from both departments will be working together on this case, and they are asking for help from the public.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Anyone who has such information is urged to call the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.