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Aug 19, 2014 6:35 AM by Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV

Early Morning Arson Fires On Kostoryz

CORPUS CHRISTI - Two fires on Kostoryz appear to be caused by an arsonist, according to investigators.

The first fire happened at a home on Kostoryz and Mansheim around 2 a.m. this morning.

A neighbor ran to warn the family after he saw the flames climbing up the side of their home. At the same time, another fire was burning at trailer only a couple blocks away. Thankfully, no one was hurt in either incident, but officials said the two seem connected.

"It appears that the two were probably related," said CCFD Captain James Brown. "And intentionally set."

The fire department did stop both fires from spreading before they caused any significant damage.

Captain James Brown said these are just two of a handful of arson fires that have been started in this area within the past month. He warns that the best way to prevent things like this from happening is to report anything suspicious.

"Just keep an eye on your neighborhood," he said. "If you see anything strange or suspicious, call 911 and report it."

The fire department is asking anyone who knows anything about these fires to call Crimestoppers at 888-TIPS.

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