Two Youths Found Not Guilty In Fire

@celticeagle (121072)
Boise, Idaho
June 30, 2017 5:49pm CST
Charges were dropped in the fire in Tennessee from back in November 2016. This fire killed 14 people and burned thousands of businesses and homes. It started in the remote area of Chimney Top in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It blew several miles into Gatlinburg. After the months of investigating the fire authorities cannot prove that the two juveniles were responsible.
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• United States
1 Jul 17
Well, the two kids did start a fire - and there is video from a witness showing that ..... But they can't prove that the fire they started is what caused the big fire. That's why the charges were dropped, but there are going to be civil suits against those two families up the wing-wang I'm sure. This has been on our news/tv people are up in arms
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jul 17
I bet they are. And with good reason.
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• United States
1 Jul 17
@celticeagle they have probably started already.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill ......Probably. Takes time.
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@bunnybon7 (37984)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Jun 17
well actually how can anyone know how it started? vast area there
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• United States
1 Jul 17
They admitted it and there is video a witness took of the boys starting the fire.
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@bunnybon7 (37984)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill oh then i wonder why they got off
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• United States
1 Jul 17
@bunnybon7 They said it would be hard to prove w/o a shadow of a doubt that the fire they started turned into the big fire
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@manasamanu (3734)
• Bangalore, India
1 Jul 17
They should have had good security personnel or the CCTV cameras atleast in the areas, so they could find out the criminals and make it less crime happenings.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jul 17
I don't think this was in an area where there would be cameras. There was a video.
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• Bangalore, India
2 Jul 17
@celticeagle OOh! then they must have been careful.
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@Courtlynn (55165)
• United States
1 Jul 17
Thats sad.. if they did do it. If not, glad they weren't found guilty and spending the rest of their lives behind bars.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jul 17
That is true.
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• Banks, Oregon
1 Jul 17
That is awful that no one is being held responsible such a sad act
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jul 17
Parents need to teach their children better.
@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jul 17
I remember hearing about that. Sometimes it's impossible to prove things like that.
• Preston, England
1 Jul 17
@celticeagle hopefully the real killers / arsonists will be identified in time
• United States
1 Jul 17
I heard that on the news and it took me by surprise.
@jstory07 (72489)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Jul 17
I hope they really did not set those fires. It is good they were not guilty if they did not set the fires.