Nashville Fire Adds Arson Dog To The Department

Posted at 9:24 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 22:28:07-04

The Nashville Fire Department welcomed its newest members, including a certified arson dog.

The 2-year-old yellow lab named Spencer is a certified arson dog, who can help sniff out problems.

He's been trained to sniff out materials that can help start fires.

Arson attorneys say he's a big help in cases that don't have a lot of physical evidence left. Spencer will work with human investigator Mark Sells.

More than 400 arson dog teams work in the United States and Canada.