Tuesday, July 3, 2012

KCKFD investigating possible arson

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department is investigating a possible arson to a vacant home.

The fire, located at 3539 Bell Crossing Drive, was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

No one was injured in the fire, but it caused $50,000 worth of damage.

"The fire was fought in defensive mode due to the structure being unstable," said Craig Duke, battalion chief of the KCKFD. "BPU was called due to fire impinging overhead wires. The fire was extinguished within one hour."

A fire investigator determined that the fire was likely intentionally set.