Arson detectives investigating fire caused by molotov cocktails in northeast Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Firefighters blame arson for a fire early Tuesday morning fire in northeast Oklahoma City, involving Molotov cocktails.

Luckily, no one was hurt, but it was a scary situation for residents and neighbors near N.E. 43rd and Prospect.

Arson investigators said three Molotov cocktails were thrown at the house while residents were inside sleeping.

"It's scary. It is absolutely scary," said Leslie Reed.

Leslie Reed cares for some elderly family members regularly, and now feels unsafe about the violence too close to home.

"It's very unsettling. This is a really quiet neighborhood. We have a lot of older people, senior citizens and children, younger children in this neighborhood," said Reed.

It was around 2:15 a.m. when fire crews responded to the house for a fire.

On the other side of broken glass, firefighters found two Molotov cocktails on a bed in a front room.

There was a small fire, but all of the residents inside made it out safely.

"That is very strategically, on purpose, making a statement type of message and that's something you know is not an accident," said Reed.

Investigators said a third cocktail was thrown at the house.

However, it did not break through the glass and was found in the front yard.

"It makes me think somebody is after somebody," said Craig Sherrill.

Neighbors are on edge and fear for their families' safety.

Many said they’ll be looking out for each other from now on.

"It's so close, it's two doors down, so I don't like it because my grand babies visit," said Dennis Jones.

"I always say if you do the crime, you've got to do the time, so definitely, so the neighborhood will be very much on the alert now," said Sherill.

"We're going to be watching, definitely watching," said Reed.

Arson detectives are looking into any possible leads for suspects.

If you know any information, you’re asked to call the arson hotline at (405) 232-7766.

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