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Predawn fires erupt in Center Point area, arson is suspected

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports.

Early on Thursday morning fire struck to homes in the Center Point area. Investigators suspect arson to be the cause of both incidents, according to Carol Robinson of AL.com.

The first fire was sparked around 3:30 a.m. at 211 Polly Reed Road and when firefighters arrived they found the fire was in full force.  Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West advised that there were no utilities in the house, and that leads them to believe that arson was the cause.

No more than an hour later a second fire struck 1709 Second Street N.E.  West reported that a family of four was inside at the time but was able to escape the blaze without being harmed.

According to West said it appeared the fire started outside and is suspicious.

These two blazes are the latest in a series of fires, occurring over the course of recent weeks, that have impacted vacant homes in the area.  These incidents are under investigation by Center Point Fire and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are trying to discern if there are links between any, or all, of these fires.

No injuries resulted from these early morning fires.  Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 205-325-1450.

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