Lee Highway business fire ruled arson

Flames were already shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived early this morning at General Appliance Warehouse and Summitt Pianos and Organs on Lee Highway. photo by Bruce Garner

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The lead fire investigator says the blaze that burned two businesses on Lee Highway in January was arson.

The fire happened after midnight on January 30th.

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It severely damaged both the General Appliance Warehouse on the top story and Summitt Pianos and Organs below.

Today, fire officials are not releasing any other details on the cause of the fire other than the investigation is continuing.