Investigators suspect arson of youth football's concession stand

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Fire destroys concession stand and youth football equipment

Fire investigators think someone intentionally set fire to a youth football league's concession stand in the Inwood neighborhood in Northwest Houston.

Inwood field is home to more than 100 youth football players and cheerleaders. The building they use to sell concessions and store equipment caught fire this week.

Investigators believe it was arson.

Nikki Johnson has been volunteering with the Inwood Texans for the last five years.

"It brings tears to your eyes to see that in one night all of this can go up in smokes like this," Johnson said.

David Jackson is the president of Inwood Park. He said he saw the damage Thursday for the first time.

"I saw all the locks were cut off and when I got back here, I saw it was on fire," Jackson said, "It still had a little blaze back here."

Coach Andre Robinson said whoever set the fire took away something special from children.

"We're on a shoestring budget as it is," Robinson said.

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who set the fire. Call (713) 222-TIPS with information.

Also, the league has a GoFundMe page set up to accept donations to help them clean up and replace damaged equipment.

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