Arson Fire In Van

Patricia Stewart has her van back from the repair shop but she’s left with a burning question. Why someone would set it on fire.
Stewart says, “It just makes me mad because it takes money out of my pocket.”

The van fire makes 65 vehicle arsons investigated in 2009 by the Omaha Fire Division.

Battalion Chief John McCormick said those arsons are difficult to solve.
Chief McCormick said, “A tip would always help or an eye witness account or if someone was talking and they were overheard. Information like that always helps out.”

The arson hotline offers rewards and 444-3473 is the number to call.

Stewart said she can prove she’s not a suspect in starting her van on fire. She had only liability insurance and had to barrow $2,000 to pay the repair bill.

She also sold some belongings to raise $500 as a reward for the arrest and conviction of the arsonist who torched her van.


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