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Area Woman Anxious for Arsonist Arrest

"You do feel violated and under attack. You can just only hope that they get caught," says  Kristy Flanagan. "You do feel violated and under attack. You can just only hope that they get caught," says Kristy Flanagan.
Deputy Fire Marshal Garrett Spradling Deputy Fire Marshal Garrett Spradling

An area woman is anxious for the arrest of a copycat arsonist suspected of lighting flames that spread near her home.  The Stinnett woman is even willing to compromise. 

If investigators don't catch a serial fire starter and a possible copycat... Kristy Flanagan would still be satisfied if they stopped sparking blazes. She had to evacuate her home with her family and pets when flames headed for her house.

"You do feel violated and under attack. You can just only hope that they get caught," says Flanagan. 

Fire investigators say they can still claim a victory even if they don't catch their fire starter.  

"While catching him would be .. probably icing on the cake, even if we come down hard enough and .. scare the person off from ever doing it again.. that would be considered a successful outcome," says Deputy Fire Marshal Garrett Spradling. 

Flanagan says she would settle for the same. "Whether the person gets caught or whether they don't, I would just like to see it stop before somebody loses their life," she says.

Firefighters helped keep flames away from the Flanagan home and their neighbors earlier this month, while the fire scorched fifty acres of land. Investigators urge people in the area to keep their eyes open for unusual activity.  

If you see something strange, they want you to give them a call, even if you think it's no big deal. You can reach Hutchinson county investigators at 231-7819.

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