Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2007

Office fire ruled to be intentional

March 22, 2007

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Investigators determined that a fire set early Sunday at a Lawrence property rental office was intentionally set.

The fire broke out just after midnight Sunday at Jayhawk Property Management, 1912 W. 25th St.

Fire Chief Mark Bradford stopped short of calling the fire arson, saying Wednesday that more needs to be known about the reason the fire was set before making that ruling.

Bradford would not reveal details about whether the fire was set inside or outside of the building.

He also declined to say what was used to ignite the blaze, which caused an estimated $45,000 in damage to the structure and its contents.

Comments

leadrain 8 years, 1 month ago

couranna1: Good call. Redbud Lane sucks. It was a crappy place to be even 8 years ago. I had a bud who lived out there and my truck was broken into twice while I was visiting. Today, go down the street and all you'll see are window-peepers( the paranoid kind, not the voyerism) and folks looking down the street for the arrival of their next 5-minute buzz. I've even heard of people goin door-to-door trying to sell CATS. Plum Tree is right around the corner ,perhaps they'd have better luck there. If it were legal, I'd suggest Police block both sides of Redbud with vans so no one could leave and just do a huge sweep.

domino 8 years, 1 month ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't intentionally setting a fire called arson? I'm assuming they weren't having a marshmallow roast.

kendall1 8 years, 1 month ago

I would have to agree with the whole thing of blocking off redbud lane. and to the question on the Intentionally setting of a fire yes it is arson. But why they won't just come out and say that it was arson is stupid. I also know the owner of the office that caught on fire and they are thinking that it was someone that was pissed off at him due to either being evicted from some property that he owned or the person was mad beacuse they would not except him to rent from them for some reason or another.

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