Barton County authorities investigating arson fire north of Great Bend


The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of suspected arson north of Great Bend. On August 2, deputies responded to the 500 block of North US 281 Highway.

Upon arrival, deputies found an abandon mobile home and shed fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly brought under control by the Hoisington Fire Department.  Initial investigation indicates there were no utilities hooked up at the location. The structures had been abandoned for several years. Sheriff’s deputies believe the fire was intentionally set.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Barton County at 620-792-1300 or the Sheriff’s Office at 620-793-1876. The estimated amount of loss is still pending.

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