The Pana Fire Department suspects that arson was the cause of a pair of fires that occurred in the city over the weekend. Pana Fire Chief Rod Bland gave details on the initial fire the department responded to.
While battling the blaze, the department received word of another fire going on at a house nearby. With assistance from fire departments from Tower Hill and Oconee both calls were able to be handled. Chief Bland said the department suspects arson, considering the similar nature the fires had to a string of calls the department responded to several months ago.
If you have any information on the cause of the fires, you’re encouraged to call the Pana Police Department at 562-2141.