Since June 25, there have been thirteen ‘undetermined or suspicious’ fires in Kingsland, according to Kingsland Fire Chief Danny Stone.
In a statement from the Llano County Sheriff’s Office, authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in solving these crimes before someone gets hurt of killed.
On June 25, the Seton Clinic, which was still under construction, burned down to the ground. The clinic was located on RR 2900 in Kingsland. During that same time frame, two additional fires, both brush fires, occurred in that same area.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, Kingsland area Volunteer Fire Departments and Llano County Deputies responded to numerous suspicious fires within a half-mile radius of each other. Six of the fires involved un-occupied structures and the others involved grass and brush/wood piles.
The latest in this string of fires were on July 14 at the following locations: unoccupied house in the 1300 Block RR1431, a storage building in the 1900 Block RR1431, unoccupied house in the 1700 Block of Willow (an occupied home next door received some fire damage), and a wood pile behind the Catholic Church on RR1431.
The most recent suspicious fire occurred in the 300 Block Highland Loop on July 15 at 9:24pm, involving an unoccupied structure.
If you have any information about this, please call the Llano County Sheriff’s Office at 325-247-5767 or 1-877-434-7345. If your information leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these fire incidents, you may receive a reward of up to $1000 from the Texas Advisory Council on Arson.. A reward of up to $2000 also being offered by Hill Country Crime Stoppers, phone number 866-756-8477 or logon to hcacrimestoppers.com. Area Volunteer Fire Departments are also offering a cash reward for the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the fires.
Another alert was issued by the Hill Country Crime Stoppers in an unrelated case. Lampasas Fire Department and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in solving a case of arson on July 15, 2012 at 5:30a.m. at 1014 Cloud St., Lampasas, Tx. No one was living at the residence at the time of the fire and electricity was turned off. Anyone who may have information contact Fire Marshal Reece Oestreich with Lampasas Fire Department at 512-734-0455 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous and be eligible for a Cash Reward Up To $2,000.00 call 1-866-756-8477 or on line at www.hcacrimestoppers.com. And you can now text a tip to CRIMES(274637) then tip218 at the beginning of message then send.