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Series of arson fires, property damage, vehicle break-ins investigated in Appleton


APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A garage fire this past Saturday in Appleton appears to be just one is a series of arson fires set early that morning.

The Appleton police and fire departments are investigating after being called to the blaze at 6:12 a.m. on W. River Road.

That fire destroyed a vehicle and caused structural damage to the home.

Before that fire, two vehicle fires happened on Royal Court in the Town of Menasha. A total of six vehicles were found with damage consistent with arson fires.

Police also say there were several vehicle entries and incidents of property damage that appear related to those fires. All of them happened on Appleton's south side in an area between Valley Road and the Fox River. They also believe to have happened during the early morning hours of August 23.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Sgt. Tauber at the Appleton Police Department at (920) 832-5526.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can Text-a-Tip. You can text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.