Another suspicious fire is reported in Lexington's Hill Rise Drive area

The latest in a series of suspicious fires burned a car parked at a duplex in the 700 block of Terrace View Drive in Lexington about 4:40 a.m. Saturday. It is one of about a dozen suspected arsons in the Hill Rise Drive area since early December.

Fire department Maj. Ed Davis said firefighters found a 2001 Daewoo with its passenger compartment aflame. Davis said police had already stepped up their patrols in the area.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information in the cases. Half of that is being put up by the International Association of Firefighters and the Citizens Fire Academy and Alumni Association, and the other half has been offered by The Preakness apartments, where some of the fires have occurred.

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