Multiple fires alarming Bethany neighborhood, fire officials investigating cause

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BETHANY, Okla. - A string of fires have raised a lot of questions in Bethany and residents are on edge as they wait for answers.

Three fires in sheds around town were reported in less than an hour.

Now, residents say they are concerned about their properties.

"It's scary when it gets that close," said Bobbie Lanier.

"I could have easily lost my house. If I hadn't been out there in my underwear and a water hose, I would've lost my house," said Don Bourns.

Residents like Tamra Fields are left to clean up the damage.

"There's garden stuff in there too, that's not that important, you can replace all that, but there were a few things that were sentimental that I'm sad to lose," said Fields.

Officials aren't saying how the fires started but neighbors have their own theories.

"Seems to me like it would have to be arson," said Lanier.

"This is just out of the ordinary. There's a nut somewhere and I hope they get him," said Bourns.

Fields says there's a lot of traffic in the canal behind her backyard, giving easy access to trespassers.

"There are a lot of kids that use it for a quick escape for different things, so I think that's where the problem is coming from," said Fields.

The Bethany Fire Department has asked for the public’s help to keep an eye out for suspicious activity near N.W. 36th St. and Council Rd. as they investigate the fires.

"Our neighbors just need to be really aware, if they hear anything, call police and just be looking out for each other," said Fields.

If you notice any suspicious activity, please call the Bethany Police Department.