Investigations Continue into Fires in Vacant Homes in FDL

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue and the City of Fond du Lac
Police Department continue to investigate two fires that were started in vacant
homes in the city over the past few days.

In the first incident, Firefighters were called just
before 3 o’clock Saturday morning to a home in the 200 block of West Arndt
Street. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming from the back of the
home. The home sustained “substantial” damage as a result of the fire.

Division Chief Troy Haase says that fire looks suspicious
because it started on the exterior of the building away from a heat source.
Haase asks anyone with information to come forward to help with the
investigation. “If anybody in that area has seen a vehicle they don’t recognize,
or saw someone in that area early morning around 2 AM Saturday when the fire
started – you can always call the Fire Department or the Police Department and
give us that information, and we can use that to help solve the problem,” Haase

The second fire happened Monday afternoon in the 500
block of Allen Street. Haase says it appears a man broke into the home and started
a fire in the kitchen area. He tells us the suspect in that incident may be also
connected to fires started in an apartment complex on Merrill Avenue. The man
is in custody and is awaiting charges.