Police idenitfy suspect in South Knoxville warehouse fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Officials have identified the man who reportedly admitted to starting the fire which destroyed a large warehouse on Chapman Hwy. on Thursday night.

The blaze broke out a little before 9:45 p.m., on the site of the old Kerns Bakery, according to Knoxville Fire Department spokesman, D.J. Corcoran. Shortly after firefighters arrived, Dunbar, 62, walked up to investigators and said he started the fire.

The 6,000 square foot building was being used as a storage facility. Shipments from out of town were dropped off and later delivered to local businesses. The bakery itself was shut down a few months ago.

No one was hurt.

Dunbar has been charged with Public Intoxication and Arson. His bond is set at $16,000.


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