Arrest Made in Bradford Fire

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn.- Bradford police have made an arrest in a weekend house fire that claimed the life of one person.

Court records showed police have charged Robert Lee Phillips, 33, of Enville with reckless burning. He is currently jailed in Gibson County on a probation violation in McNairy County.

Court papers said Phiilips and a companion were living in the vacant house on Highway 45 South. Police said they had started a fire in the bathtub to try and stay warm but it got out of control.

Phillips was able to escape the fire, but his companion was not. The victim's name has not been released. A cause of death has not been determined.


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