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At least 6 fires, 3 pets dead, at mobile home park

6:46 PM, Apr 18, 2012   |    comments
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Tuesday's fire was the latest, with three dogs dead inside a mobile home that is being called a total loss.

One of the victims from another fire is J.J. Shaw.

Whoever is responsible - and firefighters say all of the blazes are under investigation, so they can't comment on whether there are suspects - torched Shaw's porch.

"It pisses me off because you realize how fast life could go," said Shaw, who pointed to a propane tank that could have caught fire near the porch blaze.

Fires have been started in bushes, on a porch and inside trailers.

"And my daughter was at home that time, she was sleeping," Lindsay Stevens, Shaw's girlfriend, said. "I don't want to come home and see my family's killed and burnt up, because somebody's being stupid."

Zina Golden lives near the latest fire. She says she has pets, and can't imagine a fire taking their lives.

"With the smoke and everything there's no way they could get out. They're going to be gasping for air, and all they're going to be getting in their lungs is smoke. It's just really sad," Golden said.

Many neighbors say they've installed flood lights, and they are staying up late to watch for suspicious activity.

"He's got everybody scared to death - we're all suspicious of each other," Carol Farley, a resident, said.

As for those like Shaw, he hopes the person responsible is caught and soon.

"It's not fun and games. It's not a joke. I mean it's only a matter of time before somebody loses their life because of this," Shaw said.

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