Three homeless men arrested in Nashville fire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) --Three homeless men are in jail after a fire broke out at a building in downtown Nashville.

The fire heavily damaged an unoccupied structure along Interstate 40.

A police officer arrested Gordon Nunziato, Thadford Hornsby and Terry Simpson as they tried to get on a bus.

Police said the men broke into the building around 11 p.m. Wednesday and started a fire to keep warm. Then they fell asleep.

The men were charged with reckless burning, trespassing and public intoxication.


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