Oct. 24 at approximately 11:03 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Bevil Oaks VFD, Sour Lake VFD and China VFD responded to residential fire at 5229 Alford Oaks just off Tram Road in Beaumont. An investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshal’s Office has shown that an accelerant was utilized on this fire. The Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this fire was caused by arson.
The individual or individual(s) that set this fire not only damaged the residence but endangered the lives of the firefighters that responded to this emergency.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone with information on this crime contact Crime Stopper at 409-833-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible. All tips are anonymous and you do not need to state your name.