Arson Suspected for House Fire in Odessa

Arson Suspected for House Fire in Odessa

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - A house fire broke out Tuesday afternoon in Odessa and officials suspect arson. Now they're on the hunt for the person responsible. The blaze broke out just before 4:00 p.m. in the 4300 block of Redbud. The fire marshal told NewsWest 9 they do have a person of interest and are currently trying to locate that suspect.

"My first thought was there are kids that live there and if they were inside the house because her car was there," said an anonymous neighbor.

Luckily no one was home when the blaze broke out and no one was injured.

"That would have been horrible if anybody was home. If it was anybody's home. Good thing they weren't in there. Everybody was safe. Working. Daycare. It's a good turnout that no one was in there," said an anonymous neighbor.

Flames came very close to that neighbors home, even burning some of their grass.

"Windows started busting open from the fire. It was a pretty big fire. And then we started knocking on the neighbors next to them door letting them know that the fire was there," said an anonymous neighbor.

Neighbors tell NewsWest 9 they think an ex-boyfriend of a girl living in the home started the fire.

"It's scary to think that stuff like that happens and that it's your neighbor you know," said an anonymous neighbor.

There's no word on what caused the flames to erupt. Fire officials have not released the suspect's name or a description. Stick with NewsWest 9 as we continue to update you on this investigation.