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Dakota Ashton Tucker

A 24-year-old man was charged for allegedly deliberately setting a fire in Sequatchie County that grew to 65 acres. 

Dakota Ashton Tucker of Monteagle allegedly set the fire near Sunshine Road November 14, according to a press release from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. 

Tucker was charged with setting fire to personal property or land. If convicted, the charges carry a sentence of one to six years of incarceration and up to $3,000 in fines, according to the release. 

He is being held in the Grundy County jail. 

Additional charges are pending, according to the release. 

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