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Suspected Arson in Weekend House Fire in Pana

A vacant home in Pana went ablaze over the weekend. Pana Fire Chief Rod Bland said how the Department responded to a call of a structure fire, to find out the structure on fire was a property that they had been using to help train.



Arson is suspected as a source of the blaze. Chief Bland said the house was shut off from gas and electricity, so the sources of ignition are slim. He also said how although the structure couldn’t be saved, it did provide one last training exercise for his crew.



Fire Chief Bland said although they were fortunate that it was a vacant home this time, that it was an arson fire and that the arson threat is still out there.

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