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Authorities investigate possible arsons in Cochise County

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

While firefighters fight the Brown Fire, Sierra Vista residents are worried about a suspected arsonist in the community.

Police and sheriff's officials are investigating at least six fires, all set in the last 24 hours.

Residents are outraged.

"The dogs actually woke us up about midnight," said concerned resident Bobby Frank.

Most of the fires were set between 9 and 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, some on grassy fields along the road, one in a field across from Joyce Clark Middle School, and at least two on someone's property. While they did not appear to be big fires, they were extremely close to homes. Some of them had potential to do a lot of damage.

Pat Call on the county board of supervisors addressed the community on social media saying: "A fire bug has become active in the greater Sierra Vista community."

Residents are staying alert. Frank and his wife already have a pre evacuation notice from the Brown Fire and are now dealing with this.

"Frustrating, especially from what's going on right now," Frank said. "That's a stupid, careless, horrible thing to do."

"You're messing with people's property [and] lives- and for what?"

 

One caller has reported seeing a white 90s model Chevy pickup truck with a loud exhaust and one broken tail light.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity is urged to call a local law enforcement agency immediately.

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