Fire Destroys Paducah Home, Husband Arrested
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - An investigation into a house fire Wednesday night in Paducah has resulted in the arrest of the resident's estranged husband.
Police say 44-year-old Norman Landers is charged with first-degree arson in connection to the fire at the home of Angela Landers in the 1200 block of Salem St.
The Paducah Fire Department was called at 10:55 pm Wednesday after Landers and her father were awakened by smoke in their home. A short time later, Norman Landers arrived, allegedly to check on his estranged wife.
He was arrested at the scene for violating a domestic violence order, which requires that he have no contact or communication with Angela Landers.
Fire Marshal Greg Cherry determined that the fire started outside, at the back of the residence, was suspicious in origin, and requested a police investigation.
Detective Justin Crowell interviewed Norman Landers at the police station, where Landers admitted having set the fire.
He was charged with arson and booked into the McCracken Regional Jail.
Fire department personnel monitored hot spots at the scene until 3:30 am Thursday.
No one was injured.