Jamestown Fire Department Investigating Possible Arson in July Home Fire


JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Newsdakota.com) – The Jamestown Fire Department has announced an investigation along with police of a fire that may have been intentionally set in July.

Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther reports that on July 20th at around 9:23 AM, the Jamestown Fire Department and Jamestown Police Department responded to 1008 7th Avenue SE.

“When emergency crews arrived on scene they found heavy smoke coming from the vents of the structure,” Chief Ruether reports. “One person was checked for smoke inhalation at the scene.”

Following investigation, it’s been determined that the cause may have been arson.

“Police and Fire Investigators find there is a high probability that this was an intentionally set fire in nature,” Chief Reuther stated.

If you have any information about the cause of the fire or the situation, you’re asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 701-252-2414 or the Jamestown Fire Department at 701-252-1441.

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