Three fires started in one night are currently being investigated by the fire marshal.
Claremore Police Department first responded to a business alarm call on Medical Parkway Sunday around 8:54 p.m.
CPD reports show that upon arrival officers located a broken window and a small fire inside the building.
The fire was extinguished and no suspects have been identified.
A few hours later, around 11:59 p.m., Officer Smith was assigned to investigate a possible arson at the Claremore High School softball field as it was reported a yellow trash barrel was on fire.
Around 1 a.m. Monday CPD's officers Jordan Holland, Ricky Propst and Matthew Smith, along with Claremore Fire Department, were dispatched to Westwood Pentecostal Church on report of another trash can on fire.
"We were dispatched to Westwood Pentecostal Church for a trash can on fire on the northeast side of the building. Upon arrival CPD was on scene and had used a small extinguisher on the fire and moved the trash can away from the building," said Claremore Fire Chief Sean Douglas. "Upon further investigation the fire had originated in a trash can that had burned completely and had ignited a second receptacle. No evidence of incendiary devices were found. There was a gas pipe behind the trash receptacle that supplied the building's heaters. It was checked for a leak and none were found."
Douglas said reports from the incidents were sent to the fire marshal for review.
While none of these got out of hand, Douglas said there's risk with any fire.
"There's always a danger. Especially ones next to a building, it's not uncommon for one to start outside and work its way inside the building. So dumpsters and trash cans next to a building create a different problem than a trash can sitting out in a field – which is another issue," Douglas said.
After speaking with the fire marshal, Douglas said they believe they could very well be connected.
"We haven't had any for quite a while, then to have three in one night, it's possible."
Douglas advises the community to be watchful of any suspicious individuals.