Salina, KS

Now: 46 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 46 ° | Lo: 40 °

Man Arrested As Home Burns

KSAL StaffDecember 1, 2014

A Salina man was arrested early Friday morning outside his burning home.

Firefighters were called to the report of a house on fire at 1904 S. Valley View Drive at around 7:00 in the morning. The east side of the home was fully engulfed when the first crews arrived

Crews spent several hours trying to get the fire totally out. It was a difficult fire to fight. It got into the attic area of the house, eventually spreading throughout it, and a nearby waterline break prompted low water pressure in a fire hydrant being used.

There were no injuries. The homeowner, identified as Michael Sampson, discovered the fire, called for help, and safely exited. Police say that he was using a garden hose to try and put the fire out when first responders arrived.

Allegedly, Sampson later became angry while inside an ambulance, and pounded on the windows. He exited it, and ran towards the burning house in an attempt to enter it. He struggled with police, and was taken into custody on charges of failure to comply with law enforcement officers, criminal damage to property, and theft. The theft charge is unrelated, stemming from a book that Sampson allegedly stole from the Salina Public Library. He is accused of stealing a Salina South Middle School year book.

The home, valued at $435,000 by the county appraiser’s office, was extensively damaged by the fire.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.






Pub Crawlers Turn Salina ...
March 18, 2018Comments
Guns, Schools Discussed a...
March 17, 2018Comments
Largest Ever Spring Enrol...
March 16, 2018Comments
USD 305 Announces Teacher...
March 16, 2018Comments


Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH