Recent string of fires have police investigating possible arson
Authorities in Pike County are investigating the possibility of a serial arsonist following a string of suspicious fires in one small area. The most recent blaze occurred New Yearâ€™s Eve, shortly after midnight. At the time, Pikeville 911 was notified of a trailer fire on Fife Creek Road. Pikeville Fire Department responded to the call, finding the trailer fully engulfed upon arrival. That was the fourth trailer fire to occur in the immediate area since April. All of the trailers were empty when they burned. Pikeville Fire Department and the Pikeville Police Department are asking anyone who might have observed suspicious activity prior to or during any of the fires to contact the Pikeville 911 Public Safety Center by calling (606) 437-5111.