Investigators say they're doing what they can to catch the firebugs who started five of six fires in Danville over the last three months, but won't say if they're close to making any more arrests.
It's news that keeps Ruth Hopkins up at night.
"Well I don't like it. It's getting dangerous you know in the evening. You don't want to go to bed every night afraid somebody is going to set your house on fire," Hopkins said.
Hopkins watched a fire burn at a neighbors home from her front porch on Arlington Place early Monday morning.
The fire started in the back of the house and ruined everything inside.
Her neighbors boarded up the back door as a sign to vandals and thieves they're not wanted inside. Fire officials believe those types of people are doing the most damage.
"A lot of times it lends itself to people going in and doing things they shouldn't be, whether it be staying when they shouldn't be or whether it be doing some kind of illegal activity, drug use that type of thing," said Richie Guill, an Assistant Fire Marshal with the Danville Fire Department.
Police have only arrested one person and say the six arsons may not be connected but aren't ruling out the possibility.
That could means there's at least five more arsonists on the loose including whoever started a fire inside Hylton Hall two weeks ago.
"I feel like the ones who set that on fire, set this a fire," Hopkins said refering to her burned neighbor's home. "These dudes I call them they walk up and down the street. They go down there then they come back and they go down that way."
Neighbors believe a poor economy and increasing crime in their community could be to blame.
"We don't have the jobs for the people. And when you take the jobs away from the people, there's nothing left for them to do but go to the streets to make a living," said Alvin Elliott who lives nearby.