WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — One man is allegedly being blamed for two building fires and a burglary early Wednesday in Abilene.
According to police, they responded to a house fire in the 300 block of NE 8th St around 5:25 a.m. Minutes later, another fire was reported in the 500 block of SE 6th St. Investigators say they believe both fires were intentionally set, and the total loss between both fires is estimated to be over $100,000.
As police responded to the fires, Dickinson County deputies responded to a burglary at Liberty Store in Abilene around 7:55 a.m. The losses at that burglary are expected to be over $500.
Abilene police determined the burglary and both fires were all connected and allege they were committed by one person. He was located and taken into custody around 8 a.m. on suspicion of aggravated arson, criminal threat and burglary.