Dothan Police tell WDHN they have arrested a suspect for arson in connection to the two fires in downtown Dothan on Monday.

A suspect hasn’t been named at this time but Dothan Police Depart say they will release more details on Tuesday.

Stay with WDHN News for updates on this developing story.

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan Police say they are currently interviewing multiple people, including some persons of interest, following two fires in downtown Dothan on Monday afternoon.

No suspects have been charged at this time. They are currently being questioned by the police.

Stay with WDHN News as we continue to follow this developing story.



DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Fire Department now has both downtown Dothan fires under control.

Both of the fires on North Oates Street and South Oates Street happened at abandoned buildings, according to Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams.

No one was inside either of the buildings.

The South Oates Street fire happened inside a building with few items inside. The building was also brick and concrete so it mainly contained the flames. The roof and parts of the internal structure received heavy fire damage.

A Dothan firefighter is being treated after showing signs of heat exhaustion.

WDHN has a reporter at the scene now and says that traffic is blocked off from Main Street to Crawford Street.

A second fire also started blazing nearby on North Oates Street at the Town Terrace Inn.

According to a firefighter with DFD, it is a “coincidence” that these fires started at roughly the same time near each other.

The Dothan Fire Department is investigating the cause of both fires.

Stay with WDHN News for updates.