Ala. adds second bloodhound to sniff out arson

  • Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:01 a.m.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Forestry Commission is adding a new dog to help sniff out possible cases of arson.

The agency says it recently bought a second bloodhound to help investigate cases of suspected woodlands arson.

The commission’s head law enforcement officer, Craig Hill, says the hound will be based in north Alabama to help track down possible crimes there. Her name is “Ember.”

Hill says the agency’s first bloodhound, named “Blaze,” is stationed in south Alabama and it’s not practical to have one animal for the entire state.

The new dog and her handler are being trained by a company named Sleuth Hound LLC, located in Madison County. The team will be certified by a nationally certified institute after that.

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