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Reward offered for cotton arsonist

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On the evening of Jan. 3, I received a phone call from a neighbor informing me of a fire on one of our farms.

I rushed over and found some of our round bales of cotton on fire. With a quick response from the fire department and a front-end loader, we saved one-third of them, losing 41 bales to the fire. It seems to be an apparent case of arson. Word of the fire spread fast on Facebook and the local media.

Thanks to all the people who called or stopped by to offer their help. We are very fortunate to live in a very caring and supportive community.

Thanks to the local radio stations, the Roswell Daily Record, and KRQE news for carrying this story.

The Hagerman Police Department and Chaves County Sheriffs Office are investigating this matter and have been great to work with. Thanks to the Hagerman Fire Department and District 8 Fire Department for their response. They both stayed on the fire all night to make sure it didn’t spread.

We are offering a substantial reward for information in this fire and other acts of vandalism and attempted theft. Please call the Chaves County Sheriffs Office or Crimestoppers.

Ronald Norris
Norris and Sons
Hagerman