MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - There were two fires this morning on Marine Street in Mobile. The number of fires in that neighborhood continues to increase and now Mobile Fire-Rescue is conducting an arson investigation.
Three more homes damaged by fire on Marine Street. In all, Mobile-Fire Rescue said 9 to 10 homes have been set fire since January, 2011.
'It's gotten to be routine where we just wake up and we know at some point in the next couple of weeks, there's going to be another one," said resident Daniel Moreau.
Moreau said he and the other neighbors are beyond fed up.
"Do we have to wait till everyone's houses burn down? I don't know what's going on," said Moreau.
FOX10 News spoke with several people in the neighborhood and they said a lot of the homes that have been burned are owned by the same person, and that something more is going on.
Steve Huffman with Mobile Fire-Rescue confirmed the department does believe some of the fires may be related to a murder that happened in Mobile County, and that it's possible the fires are revenge, part of an ongoing dispute.
"We know what caused the fire, we know where the fires started, now we need to know who is doing it," Huffman said.
Huffman said he believes people know who is responsible, but said, he thinks they might be worried to come forward with information. Moreau said he hopes his house isn't damaged next.
"This isn't going to end," Moreau said.
Huffman said the fires have all started in abandoned or vacant homes, but have spread to some homes with residents.
If you have any information, you are asked to call the arson tip line at 251/208-MFRD. You can remain anonymous.
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