Montara fires identified as arson


SHAWNEE COUNTY (KSNT) – In the last four months, half of the structure fires in southeast Topeka were in the Montara neighborhood.

When four fires ocurred in four days, the State Fire Marshal didn’t think it was a coincidence. All four fires were initially labeled as ‘suspicious’, but the Office of the Fire Marshal announced that the most recent fires were intentionally set. Those fires were set on July 23 and July 25 in the Montara neighborhood.

Police don’t have any suspects in the arsons, but are asking anyone with information to contact Topeka Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

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