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Southeast Kansas arson fires under investigation


March 21, 2018

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a string of arson fires in southeast Kansas.

The Joplin Globe reports that three grass fires and a shed fire in Galena last week has marked the 12th fire-related incident in the area since mid-February. Others include fires at vacant homes, the burning of railroad ties and the burning of a boxing gym.

The Galena Police Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office have launched an investigation into the arson fires.

A 38-year-old Galena man was taken into custody on suspicion of arson last week after being spotted running from a sc...

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