Frisco On Edge After Three Suspicious Fires

By Mola Lenghi
|  Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013  |  Updated 12:16 AM CDT
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Police and fire department investigators are looking into three suspicious house fires in one Frisco neighborhood. All have happened within the last two months.

Eric King, NBC 5 News

Police and fire department investigators are looking into three suspicious house fires in one Frisco neighborhood. All have happened within the last two months.

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Frisco On Edge After Three Suspicious House Fires

The Frisco Fire Dept. is investigating a fast moving fire at a home on Sunday morning, the third in the neighborhood in recent weeks.

Three Suspicious House Fires In Frisco

The Frisco Fire Dept. is investigating a fast moving fire at a home in the 12000 block of Viola Drive.
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Police and fire department investigators are looking into three suspicious house fires in one Frisco neighborhood.  All have happened within the last two months.

The latest fire happened Sunday around 4:00 a.m. at a house along Burr Oaks Drive. No one was home at the time. The house is for sale but is furnished.  The current homeowners have been notified.

"Well there’s issues that are surrounding the fire that lead us to believe there are some suspicions surrounding it during our preliminary investigation," said Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland.

For now, The Frisco Fire Department is not ready to link this blaze to two other house fires that they believe were intentionally set.

"There are some similarities to the other two fires but again we look at each fire at its own merit," said Chief Piland.

The first fire happened early on the morning of May 20.

The second fire happened early Saturday, June 8 at a home in the 12900 block of Viola Drive, causing $50,000 worth of damage.

"We're concerned anytime there's a fire in the neighborhood here in Frisco," said Frisco Fire Chief Pat Piland. "But clearly, this is a neighborhood that's had three structural fires. There's always heightened concern for us."

Extra resources are being brought in to aid the investigation.

"We’ve got some resources from the city of Denton," said Chief Piland. "We brought in the state fire marshal to assist us in this investigation. We’ve got two or three of our arson investigators on it along with investigators with the police department in Frisco."

No one was injured in any of the recent fires.

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