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House Fire Was Intentionally Set

  • Above, not much was left of the house that burned in West Point Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29. Investigators believe the fire was the result of a suicide attempt. Photo by Andy Behlen
    Above, not much was left of the house that burned in West Point Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29. Investigators believe the fire was the result of a suicide attempt. Photo by Andy Behlen
  • Left, Ken Yoder of West Point snapped this photo from his property showing the huge plume of black smoke as the house burned Saturday.
    Left, Ken Yoder of West Point snapped this photo from his property showing the huge plume of black smoke as the house burned Saturday.
A house in West Point burned to the ground Saturday in what investigators believe to be an attempted suicide. La Grange Volunteer Fire Department got the call around 5:29 p.m. reporting a vacant house burning in the 200 block of West Point Loop Fire Chief Frank Menefee said the house was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived. The blaze spread to some surrounding brush. “We were pretty…

 

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