BOONE COUNTY, Ark -

For a town of about 100, Sunday's fire on Zinc Road hit a little too close to home.

Richard Ralls lives down the road from what's left of the two volunteer fire department buildings.

"They were probably trying to burn the whole place down if they could," he says.

Inside, fire fighters kept equipment. Ralls has his own theory why it caught fire.

"Because they were mad at the people, mad at Zinc and just wanting to raise hell. It's just something some people do," he says.

But, the sheriff says his investigator noticed early on this fire wasn't an accident.

"They're {the buildings} are about 13 feet a part, that was the odd thing, both on fire, no fire scene between the buildings. It appeared that both buildings had been set," says Sheriff Mike Moore.

A fire truck was destroyed and will have to be replaced. A tanker truck was also damaged, but fire fighters think they'll be able to save it.

"I don't know for sure, somebody has it in for either the fire department, Zinc or just people in general and they may do it again. It is hard to say," says Ralls. 

A $500 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

If you know anything, call the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 870-741-8404.