Man arrested in connection to string of fires in Lincoln Co.


LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the Interior Journal, a man has been arrested in connection to a string of fire in Lincoln County.

The newspaper says 27-year-old Gerald Burchfield has been charged with arson and wanton endangerment in connection to three separate fires in Stanford.

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The first fire happened in February 2018 on Lancaster Street.

The paper says a few months after that, an abandoned house behind Stanford Baptist Church caught fire.

The third fire was in March 2019 on Maxwell Street. The house was unoccupied.

The newspaper says more arrests are expected.