November 2014, Investigators responded to a vehicle fire at this location. At the time of the fire witnesses were able to give a description of a subject running from the scene as the fire started. The fire was ruled intentional and the investigation is still ongoing.
The suspect responsible for the fire has been identified and a warrant issued for his arrest. On 3-20-15 Deputy Fire Marshal’s acted on a tip and located the wanted subject hiding in an attic of a residence. An arrest was made without incident.
Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to the 500 block of S. Prospect to investigate a vehicle fire. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.
Submit a tip anonymously by clicking the the ‘Burn an Arsonist’ link on the home page.
The Fire Marshal’s Office was requested to investigate a structure fire at 1013 SW 10 on 1/11/15. The building has been empty for some time and appears to have been used by homeless as shelter. The cause of the fire has been determined and Deputies are seeking witnesses that may help identify all parties in the building before the fire occurred.
If you have information regarding this fire please call 378-3510 or click the ‘Burn an Arsonist’ link on the home page to submit an anonymous tip.
Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to a residential structure fire on 11/7/14. They discovered 2 points of origin where fire had started. Investigators determined that the fire was set intentionally. Leads are currently being investigated.
If you have information regarding this fire please call 806-378-3510 or leave an anonymous tip by clicking the Burn an Arsonist link at the top right corner of the home page.
On 11-4-14 Deputy Fire Marshal’s and APD Special Crimes Unit responded to a residential structure fire. One victim was located inside and was declared deceased at the scene. The residence was abandoned at the time and posted “Unsafe to Occupy.” The fire was determined to be accidental, caused by a warming fire set by the deceased victim.
Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to the scene of a residential fire on 10-30-14. The fire was determined to have been intentionally set. Investigators are currently tracking down several leads.
You can provide information regarding this fire, or any fire, anonymously by clicking the Burn An Arsonist link at the top right corner of the home page or call 378-3512
Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to a residential fire scene on 10-28-14. The origin of the fire was determined to be the wall-unit heater. The area ignited when the resident turned on the gas supply and attempted to light the pilot. It was discovered that the gas supply hose was missing. This was removed during the summer for a repair, but never replaced.
***As the weather gets cold be sure to inspect heating devices before turning them on***
Deputy Fire Marshal’s investigated a residential fire scene on 10-19-14. The occupant attempted to hide from Deputies in a vehicle down the street. She was located and confessed to starting the fire. She was arrested for Reckless Arson.
UPDATE: The suspect in this case, Vashti McCormick, was sentenced to 15 months jail time and a $500 fine for Reckless Arson
On 9/10/14 in the early morning hours Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to a residential structure fire. Items collected at the scene indicate a Molotov Cocktail may have been the cause of the fire.
If you have any information regarding this fire you can submit information anonymously by clicking the BURN AN ARSONIST link or call 806-378-3510.
One building – a five story residential/commercial structure – still under construction was fully involved with fire on July 7, 2014. The Fire Marshal’s Office spent 2 days investigating the scene and interviewing witnesses. On July 9, 2014, this office has determined the fire to be accidental. The cause of the fire is from a cutting operation with a failed attempt to extinguish fire.
There were no reported injuries from this incident.