YUMA, AZ - Yuma
police detectives are investigating a string of fires at the same
house. The most recent one happened Friday morning January 25th just
that live near the house on the 2200 block of West 18th Street tell
KSWT News 13 they are shocked something like this happened in their
neighborhood. They say they are worried about their safety and the safety of
"It's scary in the middle
of the night when there's six or eight fire trucks, it's two nights in a row
now that they've been here," said one neighbor who did not want to be
This neighbor lives with his fiancé
and their young son next door to the house that has been targeted by an
arsonist three times this week. "We have a 5 year old and it's really
disheartening to wake up like that."
was once considered a relatively quiet neighborhood now has residents on edge.
first fire happened Tuesday night. A portion of the fence, a picnic table, and
a wheel barrow was set on fire. Firefighters were able to quickly put that fire
But a few hours later the fire
department was back to put another fire out. This time, a wooden gate along the
side of that same home was on fire. A woman inside that home was rushed to the
hospital with smoke inhalation.
Friday morning, a third fire was set outside that homes bedroom window. Yuma
Police are investigating these fires as arson.
really want people, if they see a suspicious car or anything in their
neighborhood to call us. It's always better to be safe than sorry," said
Joe Franklin, Public Information Officer with the Yuma Police Department.
Yuma Police are asking for your
help in catching the person or persons responsible for starting these fires.
As for the next door neighbor
he can't grasp why this home is being targeted. "It's just scary, you
know, to think that someone is trying to set this fire," said a concerned
Police could not confirm if they've made any arrests in connection to the
arsons or if they have any leads. But again, Yuma Police are encouraging anyone
with information to call them at 78-crime to remain anonymous.
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