Man accused of setting fire inside Pikeville Medical Center

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Tristan Blair is accused of setting a fire in a first floor bathroom at Pikeville Medical Center 2-27-20

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is accused of setting a fire in a first-floor restroom at Pikeville Medical Center, according to Pikeville Police.

Firefighters say when they arrived Thursday morning, a garbage can was on fire and paper towels had been used to cover-up the fire alarm.

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Investigators say there was damage to the restroom floor and wall.

Police say security camera video showed Tristan Blair going in and out of the bathroom right before the start of the fire.

Investigators say he was questioned and charged with First-Degree Arson.  He was jailed at the Pike County Detention Center.