Arson suspected in afternoon grass fire


Witnesses told authorities they saw 53-year-old Joseph Lavegner setting fires about 100 yards apart along the service road of Beltway 8 near US90A, according to a Missouri City Police Department press release. Witnesses immediately contacted police and firefighters extinguished the flames.

At the height of the fire, about a quarter of an acre was burning.

Lavegner has been charged with second-degree arson.

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