Arson investigation underway after tire fire behind Sears

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MASON CITY, Iowa – Officials are looking into a case of arson after a fire was reported behind Sears on Thanksgiving night.

The call came in around 8:15 p.m. and when the Mason City Fire Department arrived on scene they found three tires burned up. Firefighters could smell gas on the tires and believe the incident is arson. Lt. Dustin Pillard of the fire department says they’re concerned because Sears is an abandoned building and they don’t want it to go up in flames or be vandalized.

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