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MFD releases picture of person of interest in arsons in southwest Memphis

Memphis firefighters have responded to eight fires in the 38109 zip code in three months, with six of those happening within days of each other.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Fire Department investigators said Wednesday they have identified a person of interest in a series of arsons in southwest Memphis.

MFD investigators are asking for people to give them a call if they know the whereabouts of 21-year-old Catilena Collier, aka Delina or DC.

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Memphis firefighters have responded to eight fires in the 38109 zip code in three months, with six of those happening within days of each other, according to MFD.

Damages from the fires total $289,500.

Here’s a list of the fires and when and where they occurred:

  • June 25 – 1300 block of Longcrest - $2,500 in damages
  • Aug. 3 – 5000 block of Urbana Road - $89,000 in damages
  • Aug. 4 – Urbana at Rosecrest - $1,000 in damages
  • Sept. 6 – 5100 block of Urbana Road - $160,000 in damages
  • Sept. 6 – Urbana at Rosecrest - $1,000 in damages
  • Sept. 15 – 5000 block of Bowers - $10,000 in damages
  • Sept. 16 – 1100 block of Margaret - $6,000 in damages
  • Sept. 20 – 5000 block of Urbana Road - $20,000 in damages

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. Tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward.

Credit: Memphis Fire Department
Catilena Collier, aka Delina or DC
Credit: Bill Adelman

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