Did an arsonist try to trap a family in their burning home?

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Did an arsonist try to trap a family in their burning home?

By Craig Smith. CREATED Jun 11, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Did an arsonist try to lock a family in before setting their trailer on fire?

Pima Sheriffs investigators are probing three suspicious fires near Benson Highway. All of them happened within 30 minutes. That's why investigators are treating the fires as possible arson.
    
Steve LaRue lost his trailer.  Deputies are checking his report that someone locked one of his doors from the outside as if to block his escape.
    
When the fire destroyed Patrick McGowan's trailer it added to a long string of troubles.

"I just started dialysis the week this happened.  Then I had my appendix taken out on Thursday."

McGowan's wife has serious health troubles too. Now they're wondering where they and their two teenagers will live.

 

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

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Craig enjoys using innovative writing and visuals to make difficult stories easier to understand. As a newsroom manager at KGUN 9, Craig was part of the team that won three best newscast awards from Arizona Associated Press

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