Arson Suspected in Two Eastside Fires

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POSTED: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 5:27pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 5:36pm

El Paso, TX - Two fires, less than a mile apart, in far east El Paso were allegedly the work of an arsonist, according to the El Paso Fire Department.  Firefighters reponded to the first fire around 7 am.  The second was responded to less than an hour later. 


These are the first two fires this year involving homes in construction.  But so far this year, 10 other fires have been started in vacant buildings.  That's almost a 40% increase in those types of fires.  It's an alarming trend that has many concerned about arson.

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