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Arson suspected in two fires in Eau Claire Tuesday

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Eau Claire (WQOW)

The Eau Claire Police Department is asking for your help as it works to solve, what it calls, two related cases of arson.

On Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. the Eau Claire Police and Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at the Oakwood Hills neighborhood park pavilion. A little before midnight they were dispatched to a second fire on Oak Knoll Drive where they discovered two jet skis on fire.

Police say they believe both fires were set intentionally and by the same person or people. They say that's based on the proximity. Police say they have no reason to believe the victims were specifically targeted.

If you saw anything suspicious in the area or have information about these fires you're asked to call the Eau Claire Police Department Detective Division at 715-839-6217.

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Eau Claire (Press Release) - On August 27, 2013 at 11:33 p.m., Eau Claire Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to a structure fire at the Oakwood Hills neighborhood park pavilion located at 4433 Oakwood Hills Parkway.

A short time later at 11:56 p.m., Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to a second fire on Oak Knoll Drive. When emergency crews arrived at this fire, they discovered two jet skis engulfed in flames.

Both fires have been determined to be arson and appear to have been set by the same person(s). These incidents are being investigated by the Eau Claire Police Department with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Eau Claire Fire Department.

Anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in the area or has information relating to these fires is asked to call Detective Sergeant Mark Pieper with the Eau Claire Police Department Detective Division at 715-839-6217.

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