Suspect arrested on arson charge at Overlook Apartments

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Investigators have charged a suspect for setting fires at the Overlook Apartments on Boynton Drive on Sunday.

They say 57 year old Lonnie Kaufmann actually set two fires inside his apartment.

He suffered minor smoke inhalation and taken to the hospital.

No one else was injured.

Firefighters got the flames out quickly and evacuated neighbors.

Kaufmann is being charged with aggravated arson because the fires put other residents at risk.

Lonnie Kauffman

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