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Two Fires Intentionally Set In North Memphis

(Memphis) Two arson investigations are underway in North Memphis.

Two houses, not far apart, had so much damage the Red Cross stepped in to help the families.

On Saturday night, a home on Ramill Road caught fire, then Monday morning, a home a mile and a half away on Voltaire was torched too.

“Saturday I was watching a movie and I kept hearing yelling,” Kirsten Faulkner said. “I looked out my window and saw a huge flame.”

The flames were coming from her neighbor's home across the street on Ramill.

Firefighters said the fire was intentionally set in multiple spots inside a family of four's house.

"It’s crazy. I don’t know what to say about this. It’s sad because I know the person who stays here," neighbor Erica Christian said.

Then Monday morning at 6:12, a house in the 3800 block of Voltaire caught fire.

Investigators said that fire was also intentionally set from multiple locations in the home, leaving another family of four without a home and neighbors on edge.

Reporter: "Does this concern you?"

Faulkner: “I have a three-year old. It does.”

"I am very worried,” Christian said. “We usually don’t have problems on this street."

While fire investigators have not determined if the two fires are connected, neighbors say they'll keep a watchful eye.

"Watch out make sure my family is safe because we have a baby that stays in the house for us," Christian said.

The fire department asks anyone with information regarding these fires to call Crime stoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

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