Manhattan fire ruled arson

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MANHATTAN, Kansas – The fire that occurred early on the morning of August 22, 2013 at 721 Osage Street, Manhattan, Kan. has been ruled an incendiary fire by investigators.  The result of the scene examination concluded that the fire originated on the front porch of the residence.  Sufficient evidence was recovered during the investigation to determine the fire was intentionally set.

Fire investigators from the Manhattan Fire Department, in cooperation with the Riley County Police Department are currently working on the investigation.  Please contact Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon, Manhattan Fire Department at 785-587-4504 with any questions.

The Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department ask those with information pertaining to this fire to please contact RCPD (785-537-2112) or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous, collect calls are accepted, and you may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. Contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 785-539-7777 (Toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS), send a text tip to “CRIMES” (274637) and start your message with “TIP353” followed by your message, or send a web tip by using the “submit a tip” button at the bottom of (or by visiting Crime Stoppers at

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