There are a couple of fire issues in Springfield:
1.) there is cold weather fire- lighting the fireplace or trying to
create a fire pit in the structure
2.) cooking and 'candle light' fires, cooking stove/homemade firepit
gets out of control or fogets to put it out (happens all year)
I actually saw this first hand at a house on ionia they had a
GIANT candle that they forgot to put out and it tipped over.
1.) they steal the air conditioner parts- just expensive destruction
2.) they break into the house and strip it from wire using fire in
the form of blow torches (this actually occured at my present
house prior to moving in, found the burns on the wall/floors,
and the empty canisters
3.) they break in the house and rip out all the wire, then pile it up
and burn it outside (which also starts some structure fires,
found evidence of this on 12th st W before, big piles of melted
1.) SOME of the fires on Ionia are a perfect example of arson- we all
know it. some are just homeless again. A cluster of houses on
ionia between 7th and 8th are all arson, without doubt.
a serial arsonist loose in springfield? not in the panic making sense these are all related, and may not be the same person setting those specific fires, but certainly the same person instigating them. no one should be in fear their house is next, as these at least appear to be money making/revenge schemes.