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      Tifton battles several vehicle fires in one week

      In the past week, the Tifton Police Department and Tift County Fire Department have responded to several vehicle fires.Chief Investigator Lt. Lee Dunston says since there have been four, they are almost certain all of the incidents are arson.The fires occurred on Collins Street, East 12th Street, and Alder Street. The state arson investigator will be in Tifton either Wednesday or Thursday to continue the investigation. He also says that all of the vehicles fires were in the city limits but some were on the southeast part of the town and some were on the southwest.Lt. Dunston adds people living in the area of the alleged fires need to be on the lookout and aware of their surroundings. They should also be locking their vehicles because the interior will catch fire a lot faster than the exterior.

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