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FORT WORTH- Fort Worth arson investigators are working with local police to track down an arsonist following two suspicious fires on the same street Saturday night.
The second fire turned deadly, killing both men inside a Fort Worth home.
Today, the home of 90-year-old Bobby Hubbard and his 67-year-old nephew, Thomas Wheat, Jr., is considered a crime scene.
Investigators are not commenting on their search for the arsonist, but confirmed the first arson fire happened just a few houses down from Hubbard's about an hour earlier. In the first fire, there wasn't much damage and no harm was done to the couple living there.
Today, wife Deralyn Davis, who lives at the first targeted home, told News 8 she has the power of attorney for Hubbard and is helping the family make funeral arrangements.
For neighbors of Hubbard, who placed flowers in the family's yard, it's a sad reminder of their loss.
Next door neighbor Charles Walker told News 8 he can't understand who would set fire to the home of his longtime neighbors.
Walker said Wheat didn't get out much lately due to his failing health, but back in the 70s had become one of the first African American bank executives in the area. And his uncle, 90-year-old Hubbard, had become the self-appointed watchdog of the neighborhood after years of working as a local nightclub owner.
Hubbard would walk up and down Moorview Avenue helping people with their trash or anything else they may need. .