Osawatomie firefighters battle arson fire that damages two homes

By Doug Carder
Miami County Republic – November 1, 2018

Photo by Osawatomie Fire Department

Osawatomie firefighters battled an intentionally set house fire on Halloween, Oct. 31, that damaged two homes in the 400 block of Fourth Street in Osawatomie.

The blaze broke out about 8 p.m. in a vacant house at 409 Fourth St. in what investigators have determined was arson, Osawatomie Fire Chief Brian Love said. The fire sent one member of the Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department to an area hospital. The firefighter was treated for dehydration and released, Love said.

The fire caused an estimated $25,000 damage to the home and garage, Love said. The house was being gutted for a remodel, he said.

The fire also caused an estimated $5,000 damage to the house next door from radiant heat, Love said.

Firefighters cleared the scene about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

The state fire marshal’s office and the Osawatomie Police Department are investigating the blaze, which was ruled incendiary, Love said.

 

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