Front Porch Arson Investigation

An arson investigation is underway after a man awakened to find his front porch on fire Sunday in west Salina.

Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 25-year-old Malcolm Norris heard his home smoke alarm sound at 5:15am Sunday morning and ran downstairs to discover a fire just outside his front door.

Police say the suspicious fire damaged the front door, vinyl siding and roof of the porch causing over $1,000 in damages.

Norris was the only person in the dwelling and was not hurt.

The rental house is located at 918 W. South Street and is owned by Carol Viar of Salina.