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Arson Suspected in Hay Bale Fire

Jeff Garretson - October 21, 2013 10:47 am

Photo Courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

Photo Courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected case of arson after more than 80 round hay bales are burned.

Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that Rural Fire Department #1 was dispatched to a property near Donmyer Road and E. Mentor Road at 1:47am Sunday.

Fire crews found 82 round bales of hay engulfed in flames and signs nearby that the blaze had been intentionally set.

Deputies say the bales were owned by Dennis Schwartz of Carlton, Kansas.

Total loss is listed at $16,400.

Fuchs Mi

October 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Gee how many of these fires are there going to be before our old sheriff catches someone. Sure can’t catch them parked along side of the paved roads with radar guns.

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