Indiana Fire Chief Arrested at Fire

CANNELTON, Indiana (WEHT-TV) – Life in Cannelton, Indiana; a town with just a handful of stop lights, moves pretty slow. It was anything but slow Tuesday as flames poured from a house not far from the river. Cannelton Volunteer Firefighters arrived in their engines, but one would leave in a cop car.

Firefighters squared off against police officers Tuesday night. Neighbors watched a house burn as the fire chief was hauled away in handcuffs.

According to investigators when officers stepped on scene at 550 Knight Street, Fire Chief Christopher Herzog tried to protect his turf, shoving a Cannelton Police officer multiple times.


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