It has happened again in Chilton County. Authorities say an arsonist has struck again, this time setting fire to three mobile homes.
One fire you don't automatically assume arson, but when there are two, or in Joe Jackson's case, three in one day, you definitely become suspicious.
Little did Jackson know at the time, it was one of his tenants setting the fires.
"We were there and the guy is walking around there with us. He called the 911. He called it in. Everything just as smooth and going along and then as soon as we left he ran over there and set another one on fire," said Jackson.
Jackson says he seemed to have a strategy. "He predicted some that was the next one, that's the next one and even told the fire department people that that's what was happening," said Jackson.
A story that sounded all too familiar. Just a few weeks earlier a friend told Jackson a similar story. "He mentioned he lost something like five trailers and a house and never mentioned the guy's name. We were just talking casually making talk. I mentioned to him how sorry I was," said Jackson.
Jackson says he doesn't know how many more trailers he would have lost if it hadn't been for one of the firefighters.
"One of the fire department people said, ‘Hey Joe that guy over there is the one from down on County Road 61 that burned out those down there I said really? He said yeah that's him."
The arsons were all caught on tape. Jackson turned that over to authorities.
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