Chattanooga aggravated arson arrest

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Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – A Chattanooga man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to burn down a house.

36-year-old Arthur Tatum faces an aggravated arson charge.

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Chattanooga Fire officials say they responded to a fire on Parkdale Avenue just after midnight Wednesday morning.

Chattanooga Police arrived first and found evidence of a fire on the garage attached to the house.

Firefighters put it out with a portable fire extinguisher.

Officers also noticed the smell of gas and called fire investigators.

Fire investigators upgraded Tatum’s charge because the fire endangered the lives of an adult and a child in the house.

They say it was related to a domestic dispute.