Thursday, August 28, 2014

Suspicious fire under investigation

By The Herald Staff | 5/28/2014

Fire and police officials are investigating a suspicious fire Tuesday night that damaged a home in north Ottawa.

Ottawa firefighters responded 7:58 p.m. Tuesday to a reported structure fire at 903 North Oak St., according to an Ottawa Fire Department report. The fire was contained to a single room, with damage estimated at $10,000 for the property and $10,000 for contents, the report said.

Fire and police officials are investigating a suspicious fire Tuesday night that damaged a home in north Ottawa.

Ottawa firefighters responded 7:58 p.m. Tuesday to a reported structure fire at 903 North Oak St., according to an Ottawa Fire Department report. The fire was contained to a single room, with damage estimated at $10,000 for the property and $10,000 for contents, the report said.

The Ottawa Fire Department, the Ottawa Police Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the blaze as a possible arson fire, the fire department report said.

Upon executing a search warrant of the property after the fire, authorities discovered components of fireworks that had been dismantled and appeared to be being re-assembled into larger fireworks, Capt. Adam Weingartner, with the Ottawa Police Department, said.

The investigation was ongoing late Wednesday afternoon, Weingartner said.

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