Fire On Center Street Leads To Arson Investigation


A structure fire early Wednesday morning has resulted in an arson investigation.

According to a press release, the Ottumwa Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 734 Center Street shortly on Wednesday March 2, 2022. The department responded with all on duty personnel and arrived on scene to find a two story residential structure with moderate smoke showing. Firefighters made entry and quickly extinguished the fire. The structure was vacant and had no utilities connected.

Once the fire was out an investigation ensued and it was determined that there were multiple fires set in the structure which is an indication of arson. Anyone who was in the area that may have seen anyone suspicious or has surveillance cameras in the area is advised to contact the Ottumwa Fire Department at 641-683-0666 Ext. #3.

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