On Thursday April 7, 2022 at 12:33 am, officers responded with fire department personnel to the Pineview Apartments located on West County Line Road on the report of a fire that appeared suspicious. Firefighters had responded to the report of a fire that was located in a stairwell at Building C in the complex which had already been extinguished by residents on their arrival.
During the following investigation, multiple containers filled with an unknown liquid with rags stuffed in the tops of the containers were discovered around one specific apartment. One of the containers had been ignited and the noise and smoke woke area residents who then extinguished a small fire in the stairwell.
Anyone who may have additional information about this incident is asked to contact Jackson Police Det. Anthony Riso at 732-928-1111.