Veteran firefighter accused of setting fire in ex-wife's Clinton home


CLINTON (FOX 25 / – A veteran Clinton firefighter has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into a fire that occurred at his ex-wife's Woodruff Road home in August.

Doreen Weeks told The Item that she believed her former husband, Dean Weeks, intentionally set the clothes dryer fire that occurred at her home on August 13. She claims Weeks told her to not tell anyone about the fire because he would lose his job and that she would not get any money.

In the fire, Doreen Weeks suffered burns to her legs and hair and spent three weeks in the hospital. She told the newspaper that on top of her multiple sclerosis the new injury has caused her to lost about 35 pounds.

The former couple's divorce was finalized approximately three weeks before the fire. The fire caused approximately $5,000 worth of damage to the home which had been on the market since July.

Doreen Weeks filed for a restraining order on Aug. 20 which prevents Dean Weeks from being within a 100 yards of her.

Dean Weeks, 49, was placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 2.

For more information: The Item