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01/10/2012 10:44 am ET | Updated Mar 11, 2012

Serial Arsonist In Plainfield? Residents Shaken After 15 Fires

Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton knows Hazelwood Drive residents fear a serial arsonist could be targeting their cars and homes.

And he can't blame them for being scared, given that the five vehicle fires set since Dec. 25 have occurred within a small section of the 16700 block of Hazelwood, he said. In two cases, the cars were inside garages attached to two-level town houses, allowing the flames to spread and in one case almost completely destroy a home.

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