Fort Dodge Fire Ruled as Arson – By News Director Saxon Wirtz for KICB on 88.1

Today marks seventeen days since the A-frame building located across from Friendship Haven on Kenyon Road was purposely set on fire. Within the past two weeks, investigators from the Fort Dodge Fire Department and an insurance agency have been assessing the aftermath leftover from the catastrophe. After determining what could have ignited the fire, the investigators concluded the building was intentionally set ablaze, notably ruling this as arson. The fire started at about 7:20 at night on October 12th, and was under control within an hour. Flames from the fire were reported to reach thirty feet into the air, and firefighters were on scene for more than five hours. Because this is an ongoing investigation, the Fort Dodge Police Department is asking anyone who knows any details about the crime to contact them at 515-573-2323, or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 515-573-1444.


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