The Tulsa (Okla.) Fire Department responded to seven suspicious fires between 9 p.m. Wednesday and the early-morning hours Thursday.
During those fires, one firefighter suffered second-degree burns; he was treated and released. At a different fire, another firefighter suffered a leg injury; he was treated on scene.
Over a 2-mile area, four vacant houses, one church, one vehicle and one dumpster were set on fire. Including the suspicious fires, Tulsa firefighters responded to 13 fires in a 24-hour period.
Tulsa Fire Capt. Stan May told the Tulsa World that they had a person of interest, but didn’t provide further information.
“All the houses were vacant,” May told the paper. “They were probably trying to avoid a stiffer penalty. But there probably will be one because a couple people got hurt.”