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Authorities blame arsonist for string of fires near city park

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Police in Longview believe one person is responsible for setting several fires in Ingram Park.

Over the last few weeks, firefighters have had to fight more than a dozen fires in one square mile of the park.

Police say most of the fires have been anywhere from a few square feet to half an acre. No one has been hurt, and no structures have been damaged, but authorities are worried about nearby homes and Bramlette Elementary.

Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary says, "It's nearby a school and due to the closeness of the park, and surrounding woods and grass areas, it is a huge concern that somebody's intentionally setting these fires."

Longview Police are asking folks who live close to the park to keep a close eye for any suspicious activity.

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