Walton Way home catches fire again, called arson

Friday, April 5, 2013 9:56 PM
Last updated Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:39 AM
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Firefighters who received a call Friday were familiar with the house at 2343 Walton Way after responding to multiple fires at the residence in February.

After the home initially caught on fire Feb. 16, it caught fire three more time within three days, resulting in such extensive damage that the homeowners were forced to move to another house behind it.

Those fires are still being investigated, said Lt. Neal Brown, who investigates arsons.

Brown said the Friday fire was “definitely arson.” His investigation revealed someone set fire to a wreath and sat it next to a front door that had been covered in plywood after being damaged in a previous fire.

Cleaning crews at a home next door noticed the flames and called for help.

“Had they not seen it we’d have a lot more here,” Brown said.

Battalion Chief Chris Reed said the fire was very small when firefighters arrived on the scene. The crew was able to put out the flames in about five minutes with a water extinguisher.

Brown did not investigate the previous fires and could not comment on the status of the investigations.

Homeowner John Adams said every fire is another devastation.

All three floors have fire and water damage. Once repairs begin, he said, it will take about a year to restore the 8,700-square-foot, 23-room house.

Adams said he’s concerned about fire investigators calling the previous fires “suspicious” and that Friday’s fire was deemed arson.

“We’ve lived here 22 years,” Adams said. “We have no enemies and all the people here love us. I have no clue (who would set the fire).”

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/05/13 - 10:13 pm
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Odd...

Odd...

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 04/06/13 - 01:20 am
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Well I hate to bust your

Well I hate to bust your bubble but you obviously have an enemy and not everyone loves you. You may not know who it is yet or the reason but it sounds like they want to burn the house down. Maybe you should get some security cameras.

Ego556
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Ego556 04/06/13 - 08:51 am
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“We have no enemies and all

“We have no enemies and all the people here love us." - obviously not the case.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/06/13 - 09:25 am
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Have they thought about putting up surveillance?

I mean, heck - if someone has been setting fires - repeatedly - I think I'd be going to Radio Shack or something.... this is a case when nosy neighbors would come in handy!

allhans
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allhans 04/06/13 - 06:45 pm
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Didn't the fist fire

Didn't the first fire originate in the attic? Now..who has access..Shouldn't take much to answer that question.
This fire probably is not connected to the previous three fires (set?) at the house.

Pops
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Pops 04/06/13 - 08:30 pm
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They think

everyone must be stupid........

Darby
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Darby 04/06/13 - 09:19 pm
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"We have no enemies

and all the people here love us."

.
What's that you say??? Something about a river in Egypt??

JENNPAT
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JENNPAT 04/07/13 - 03:52 pm
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Walton Way fire

Hey is our fire dept .so stuoid they don't know about theses fires anyone should know that many fires don't just start on thier on.

travisp73
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travisp73 04/08/13 - 03:19 pm
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Jenn....

Are you seriously asking if the FD is stupid? Please use your supreme intellect to educate the professionals in regards to fire.

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