Neighborhood Takes Action in Response to Arson Fires - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/4/08

Neighborhood Takes Action in Response to Arson Fires

Neighbors are taking action, after the Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office ruled the cause of Thursday's shed fire as arson.

Flames broke out just before 5:00 p.m., inside a shed in the 2100 Block of 22nd Street. Fire crews doused the flames in about an hour. Friday morning, the fire marshal told NewsChannel 11 that the fire was intentionally set.

This is the fourth arson fire in the same area in one week.

The Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood Association is now offering an incentive to catch the person responsible.

"We've been very concerned with the fires," said Greg Bruce, President of the Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood Association. "They've been in vacant buildings, and we don't know if it's vagrants or homeless or just adolescents who are setting these fires, but it's very dangerous because of the occupied residences and homes that are around these buildings. So our neighborhood association is offering a $1,000 reward for the conviction of the individuals responsible for these fires."

Bruce urges neighbors to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. And if you do see anything, call the authorities. Your tips can always be called in to Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.

The rash of arson fires has prompted fire marshals to call a news conference for 2:00 p.m. Friday. NewsChannel 11 will be on hand, and bring you the latest tonight on NewsChannel 11 at Five and Six.

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