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Afternoon fire believed to be arson

LAWTON, Okla._Fire investigators suspect arson is to blame for an afternoon fire that destroyed a shed behind an abandoned home.

Firefighters were called to southwest 27th Street and I Avenue just after 2:00 p.m. after smoke and fire was seen coming from the shed. Despite their effort, the shed was a complete loss. Fire investigators are questioning neighbors and say many kids use the abandoned home's yard as a cut through to a back alley, a hub for mischief.

"Unfortunately it's hard for us as the fire department or fire marshal’s office, the city as a whole, to locate these vacant houses and make sure they are secured. Not only the house itself, but the yard itself and to make sure people aren't coming and going when they shouldn’t have access,” said Fire Investigator Chris Woodall.

The fire marshal's office asks if you know anything about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 355-INFO.

 

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