CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) - Three young men have been charged, accused of setting a fire at a tire warehouse in Chadbourn.
Authorities arrested Richard Blake Turner, 20, Thursday night. Daniel Scott, 19, and his brother Cody Clamp, 18, turned themselves in to authorities Friday night.
Investigators believe the three young men are responsible for the flames that destroyed Carolina Tire Sales, Sept. 21.
Scott was a Chadbourn firefighter, and investigators say the fire was likely started so he could make more money.
"It is my understanding that after a Chadbourn firefighter is at a scene for a long time they get an hourly wage, and firefighters were here for a long time," said Chadbourn Police Chief Steven Shaw.
According to Town Manager Stevie Cox, the blaze will cost the town around $80,000 for manpower, fuel, and clean-up.
The town plans to make a claim to get reimbursed with federal money.
"Hopefully, through the federal environmental protection agency as well as the owner's insurance may be willing to reimburse us for some of the money," said Cox.
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