HFD puts out suspicious Heights blaze
By DALE LEZON Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
Oct. 13, 2009, 6:49AM
Firefighters put out another suspicious blaze in the Heights area overnight.
Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, the Houston Fire Department responded to a fire at an unoccupied residence near the intersection of 23rd Street and Durham. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but officials said it appeared to be intentionally set.
The Heights area has been hit with 15 suspected arson fires recently, starting in August. Most have been set at unoccupied businesses in the early morning hours along Ashland between 10th and 11th streets, meaning Monday's blaze was several blocks from where the majority have occurred.
The latest fire occurred on the same night of a Heights community meeting about the rash of blazes.
Miss Ginger is not sure what's going on in her lovely historic neighborhood, but this is gettin too close for comfort! It started with a rash of overnight fires confined to a one-block area that were determined to be arson. Apparently, most of them have been set in unnocupied houses or businesses on the other side of the neighborhood from Miss G. But this last one was right down the street on 23rd street.... Miss G lives on 24th! And, there's a vacant house around the corner from her that has had plywood over the door for years! Scary!
I can't imagine that it would be so hard to catch this guy... he'd be the one walking through the neighborhood at 3am with a can of gas in his hand!