Helena-West Helena PD investigate 6 arson fires - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Helena-West Helena PD investigate 6 arson fires

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HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (WMC) -

Helena-West Helena police are investigating six separate fires as arson that were set Friday.

The first fire happened on Walnut Street. Officers found a vehicle engulfed in flames just after midnight.

While firefighters worked to extinguish the car, they began to receive calls about other fires in the same area.

Police said there were a total of six fires that are being investigated as arson—one of those happened at the front door and under a carport of the same house.

Helena-West Helena Police Chief Virgil Green said officers were able to get everyone out of the home safely, and the house only received minor damage.

The fires all happened within blocks of each other.

Officers took one person into custody as a person of interest. No charges have been filed yet.

The total damage from the fires is estimated at $100,000.

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