Update: No one was ever charged for the arsons, though some persons of interest were identified. Other houses were destroyed by arson in the years after this spate in 2013.
Someone, however, has begun to set fire in vacant houses, which has now gutted at least four buildings.
The second picture and the one below were the most recent victims on Friday night, an hour apart.
This beautiful house, which would have fetched top dollar in Benton Park, was being torn down the day I went by, apparently because of the severe damage caused by the fire.
If you know anything about why these fires are happening, please let me know.