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Vandalism, including a small fire, at National Cemetery under investigation

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Fire Department is investigating a small fire at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Chattanooga Police were called after a groundskeeper found the charred remains of flowers and small flags at the columbarium wall where cremated remains are interred.  

The fire department was called when officers realized the vandalism primarily involved fire.
A fire official says the fire happened sometime between last Friday night and Tuesday morning and caused minimal damage. 

Desecration of a grave is a serious offense. The people or person responsible could face local and federal charges. 

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