Arson suspected in Newport fire

NEWPORT – The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is asking the public’s help with any information on the identity of the two men seen setting a fire in the 17000 block of Scuttle Way in Crosby.

Saturday, September 26, at 3:30 a.m., two male suspects, believed to be Hispanic are video recorded pouring a flamable liquid for the second time at the home of Allen Hill. A similar incident happened a week before, with less damage.

Although video recorded throwing the liquid on the door, garage, back, and side of the house and pouring a lead fuse on the driveway, only the garage door and welcome mat were burned the second time.

Barking alerted neighbors and the three occupants of the home. They were able to put out the flames.

Local investigators do not currently have a motive, and an investigation into personal relationships is ongoing. Arson investigators would not say anything additional. They did indicate that there is a reward for the two suspects’ capture.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspects in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.”