Grayson Co. leaders plead for help catching arsonists

By: Jalah Gray Email
By: Jalah Gray Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - The search continues for whoever is intentionally setting fires in a rural area west of Sherman. Jalah Gray has the latest on that investigation and why officials are calling on the public for help.

"We had patrols out all weekend monitoring not only the fire situation but looking for activity as you can see the situation continues to be very dangerous," said Chief Jones.

Sherman Fire Chief, Jeff Jones, says they are still searching for the arsonists responsible for dozens of fires near Highway 289 and 82 this summer.

Although they do have some leads, Jones says the city can only do so much since several of the fires happened outside Sherman.

"This is really a county jurisdiction. The county doesn't have a fire marshal and depends on other investigators to assist with this. How much time and man power can we spend investigating fires outside of the city limits of Sherman?" Jones said.

Grayson County Sheriff's office is assisting by actively patrolling the area but County Judge, Drew Bynum, says they may soon have to call on the help of the state.

"We will begin with the conversation with the state of Texas department of emergency management and see if there are any assets to help us with fire investigation," Bynum said.

In the mean time, the one thing the city and county agree on is the need for the help of the public.

"I'm appealing to the citizens of Grayson County as you're driving home or you're driving to work or you're driving to wherever to keep your eyes out and your ears peeled because we've got to catch this person, or these people, that are doing this," said Bynum.

If you have any information about these fires you're urged to call the Sherman Fire Department or the Grayson County Sheriffs office.


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