Investigators: Arson cause of Sports Belle Manufacturing fire

Knoxville (WVLT/AP) -- Investigators say the March 16th fire at Sports Belle Manufacturing in North Knox County was intentionally set to cover up thefts.

The company on Pleasant Ridge Road makes sport team uniforms and equipment for high schools and colleges.

The thefts happened in several offices and the production areas.

Anyone with any information is asked to the Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017 or the Knox County Fire Investigation Unit at 865-215-2007.

The business has been operating for more than 30 years and supplies uniforms to more than 2,500 high school teams and several college teams.

No arrests have been made in connection with the thefts or fire, which are still under investigation.

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(Information from the AP was used in this story)

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