Woodward, Okla. —
By Joy Hampton
The Norman Transcript
The State Fire Marshal has determined fires set in Cleveland County over the weekend were arson.
“The agent has determined that all three fires were intentionally and deliberately set,” Assistant State Fire Marshal Joanne Sellars said. “That refers to the three fires on Cemetery Road on Friday and Saturday.”
Sellars said a mobile fire on Post Oak, Wednesday morning also has been ruled as arson. At least one death occurred as a result of the fires set in Cleveland County.
The investigation is ongoing.
Norman Fire Chief James Fullingim said the fatality was a result of fires spreading from the fires ruled as arson.
Within Norman City limits, the Norman Fire Marshal still is investigating fires considered suspicious. A ruling of arson in those cases has not been determined yet.
“Those fires are still suspicious,” Fullingim said. “We’re still seeking leads and information and looking for suspects.”
Report suspicious behavior by calling 321-1444. Tips leading to an arrest could qualify for a Crime Stoppers award up to $1,000.
Norman fire crews continue to battle fires.
“We are currently on the scene of two more fires this morning in the affected area. They are currently under investigation. These fires are ongoing so we don’t have any information about what might have caused them.” Fullingim said. “We have not determined if these are hot spots or new fires, we haven’t determined that yet.”
Woodward, Okla. —
By Joy Hampton
- Local News
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