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Suspicious Fires Destroy 3 Fayetteville Houses

Posted December 15, 2007
Updated December 16, 2007

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— Investigators said fires that hit three houses on the same street in Fayetteville were intentionally set.

Calls about the fires at three houses on Rivercliff Road came in around 2:52 a.m. Saturday. Thirteen fire crews labored until at least 5 a.m. to get the fires under control.

Five police officers also responded. No injuries were reported, but the houses were destroyed by the flames.

All three two-story houses were brand new, unoccupied and owned by the same person, investigators said. Two of the houses were beside each other, and the third was six houses down.

Investigators have not yet released the cause of the fires, but said the blazes were suspicious and intentionally set.


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  • ITeechTeens Dec 16, 2007

    I used to live in the neighborhood, The houses were built by the same guy. when we moved, there were many that hadnt sold yet. We thought he was asking too much for them.

  • Rolling Along Dec 15, 2007

    Sprinklers won't work if they aren't hooked up to a water supply...been there seen that on an industrial level, sprinklers were installed but had not been activated, building was due to open in less than 2 weeks, total loss.

    These were brand new homes and may or may not have had water hooked up and turned on.

  • 1Moms_View Dec 15, 2007

    Owner or someone wanting revenge on the owner did it.

  • shine Dec 15, 2007

    I am sure that SBI will do an arson investigation. Someone did it whoever it was. They are gonna focus on the owner first and see what kind of insurance he had on them.

  • imyourhuckleberry Dec 15, 2007

    wow what a coincidence. sure hope they catch the person that did this to that poor fella, imagine that all 3 of his unoccupied, brand new homes burning down. sad xmas for him!

  • Evil one Dec 15, 2007

    Perhaps it was Smiley the trooper. Check out his alibi.

  • Pat A. Dec 15, 2007

    My first thought was, nobody could be that dumb. But maybe it wasn't the owner, maybe it was somebody with a grudge against the owner?

  • wbearp Dec 15, 2007

    Well put djofraleigh! They need to catch whoever is responsible. Then again, we won't expect much punishment from the system.

  • Rolling Along Dec 15, 2007

    Doubt it was a flipper, probably a small builder that got in too deep. I am amazed that people are still building and developing with the market the way it is.

  • djofraleigh Dec 15, 2007

    Suspicious is an understatement.

    IF only the houses had sprinklers...