MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A series of arsons have Memphis firefighters taking a more-hands on approach to their investigation.
Memphis Chief Fire Investigator Bob Pollard has only been with the Memphis Fire Department for two months, but he's determined to find out who's been setting fires in vacant buildings in Midtown.
"We're targeting areas where we're having one fire after another," Pollard said Friday.
This month, at least four fires were set in the Midtown area around Washington, Jefferson and Cleveland. Pollard and a team of investigators spent Friday hanging reward posters and going door to door collecting clues in their search for an arsonist.
"No one wants to see anyone's property set on fire," Pollard said.
Especially Jamel Suleiman, who owns a neighborhood convenience store and takes a lot of pride in its location.