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Deputies Investigating Arson, Political Graffiti In Tampa

Nov 15, 2016

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fire after emergency workers found one mobile home in flames and the one next door covered with graffiti.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, firefighters extinguished a blaze at a vacant mobile home.

In a news release, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigators said they found graffiti spray painted on the side of another vacant mobile home next door. Photos of the graffiti showed the words, "Burn everything," ''BLM," and "(expletive) Trump" were written on the home with an arrow pointing to the burned home.

A nearby vacant home also was spray painted with similar messages.

There were no injuries because of the fire, which is being investigated as arson. Officials are trying to determine if the fire and the graffiti are linked.