4:45 A.M. Saturday | Texarkana Texas Fire Department responded to a fire at the closed Budget Host Hotel on I-30 at State Line. When fire units arrived on scene one room appeared to be fully engulfed by flames.
11:15 P.M. Friday | Texarkana Texas Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 3000 block of W. 7th Street. It was an abandoned house, the cause is unknown at this time.
10:30 P.M. Monday | Texarkana Texas Fire Department had a big response to a residential fire call Monday evening on Fernwood Drive. No fewer than 5 fire vehicles and 4 police cruisers were on scene within minutes of the fire tone going over the radio.
George Edward Monckton, age 44, of Texarkana, Texas has been arrested and charged with felony arson in the fire that occurred at 722 Pine Street on Friday, August 1, 2014 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Monckton was arrested on scene for illegal burning and charged with felony arson on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.
12:30 P.M. Tuesday | Texarkana Texas Fire Department responded to Sonic on Richmond Rd. for a disabled smoking Texarkana Texas Police Patrol Vehicle.
2:00 A.M. Tuesday | Texarkana 911 received a call that a vehicle was fire in the 1400 block of Jenkins St. The caller advised that the fire may have been set on purpose.