Officials seeking answers on weekend fire

Local officials are seeking answers pertaining to an abandoned house fire that occurred last weekend in Borger.At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, a fire broke in an abandoned house in the 300 block of Birdie Avenue, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department.He said the fire was fueled by strong winds pushing to the north. The fire threw embers into nearby yards, which started several other small fires, which threatened the majority of the houses in the subdivision. Fire investigators are urging anyone in the neighborhood with information in reference to the fire to contact Crime Stoppers at (806) 274-6371.Anyone calling in tips to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous. However, those who wish to receive a reward in reference to their trip or information are asked and encouraged to leave a working reliable contact number so that a Crime Stoppers representative can contact them at a later date and time in reference to reward information in the event the information proves reliable and/or relevant.Crime Stoppers offers rewards ranging from $50 up to $1,000 for reliable and/or relevant tips and information in reference to any unsolved investigation or crime, any type of criminal activity, and/or outstanding fugitives from justice.