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Shreveport officials offer reward for possible serial arsonist

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:55am

Shreveport fire officials are seeking the public's help in getting information on a series of fires started back in March.

The fires, which were within days of each other, may have been intentionally set by the same person(s) and information is needed to find those responsible.

The first fire took place in a vacant building on March 24, at 8:38 p.m. in the 600 block of Euclid Street. The structure was destroyed, and  within an hour, another fire was reported in the 700 block of Cotton Street. The building ablaze was also vacant. Investigators say a mattress and couch were torched causing minor damage.

The following day at 12:51 p.m., crews were called to the 500 block of Davis Street to another vacant house where paper was ignited on the floor of three rooms. The fire burned itself out causing minimal damage.

On March 26, in the 1200 block of  Marshall at 7:15 a.m., a fourth vacant building caught fire. Paper was used to ignite a room causing severe damage in the immediate area of the fire and moderate damage to the remainder of the building.

Crime Stoppers will pay $400.00 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for these fires. Anyone with any information about any one of these fires are encouraged to contact Arson Investigators at 673-6758 or Crime Stoppers at 673-7373 or www.lockemup.org

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