Kingsville Couple Believe They Were Targeted In House Fire - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Kingsville Couple Believe They Were Targeted In House Fire

Posted: Updated:
KINGSVILLE (Kiii News) -

A Kingsville couple believes someone tried to kill them by setting their house on fire.

3 News Report Michael Gibson went to Kingsville to meet Elizabeth Jones and her husband in front of their burned out home. Both convinced they were targeted by someone.

Elizabeth Jones, home was destroyed in the fire, says, "We're sure of it, we're sure someone tried to kill us and burn our house down and they succeeded at burning our house down."

Last Saturday, the couple says they were awakened by smoke in their home in the 900 block of West Lee Avenue in Kingsville. Within minutes, the house went up in flames.

Several of their pets died in the fire and they lost nearly everything they owned. They say their mailman, who lives nearby, told them he saw someone running down the street on the morning of the fire, just minutes before fire crews showed up.

"I was getting ready to place a lawsuit against the city," says Elizabeth.

That was because she says the city came by her house and removed items from her yard and garage because the place was considered an eyesore. That was the only incident or problem the couple say they've had over the past few years.

3 News made repeated attempts to contact the Kingsville Fire Chief and Fire Marshall but still have not heard anything about the arson claim. The couple does claim that the fire department is looking into the possibility that the fire was a case of arson.

  • Leaving Kids Home Alone

    Leaving Kids Home Alone

    How young is too you to leave your children home alone? Following the arrest of two mothers on abandonment charges, Our Bill Churchwell took a closer look. If you want to learn more about finding child care for your children click here.More >>
    How young is too you to leave your children home alone? Following the arrest of two mothers on abandonment charges, Our Bill Churchwell took a closer look. If you want to learn more about finding child care for your children click here.More >>
  • Mission of Mercy Has New Home

    Mission of Mercy Has New Home

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:19:53 GMT
    Wednesday Mission Of Mercy held it's first clinic at the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association Union Hall. To learn more about Mission Of Mercy Call 883-5500More >>
    Wednesday Mission Of Mercy held it's first clinic at the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association Union Hall. To learn more about Mission Of Mercy Call 883-5500More >>
  • Texas State Aquarium Gets Nationwide Recognition

    Texas State Aquarium Gets Nationwide Recognition

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:15:56 GMT
    The Texas State Aquarium has been voted by readers of USA Today the second best aquarium in the US Canada.Here is the complete list: 1.) Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta 2.) Texas State Aquarium - Corpus Christi, Texas 3.) Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies -Gatlinburg, Tenn 4.) Shedd Aquarium - Chicago 5.) Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga, Tenn. 6.) Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, Calif. 7.) Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver 8.) Mystic Aquarium - Mystic, Conn. 9.) Henry Doorly Zoo Aquarium - Omaha,...More >>
    The Texas State Aquarium has been voted by readers of USA Today the second best aquarium in the US Canada.Here is the complete list: 1.) Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta 2.) Texas State Aquarium - Corpus Christi, Texas 3.) Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies -Gatlinburg, Tenn 4.) Shedd Aquarium - Chicago 5.) Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga, Tenn. 6.) Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, Calif. 7.) Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver 8.) Mystic Aquarium - Mystic, Conn. 9.) Henry Doorly Zoo Aquarium - Omaha,...More >>