House fire on South Exchange being investigated as arson

06/22/2013 6:12 PM

06/22/2013 6:13 PM

A house fire Friday night near Harry and McLean is being investigated as arson, a Wichita fire investigator said.

Someone broke into and vandalized the house, in the 1700 block of South Exchange, before the fire ignited about 9:30 p.m., Lt. Troy Thissen said. The house sustained an estimated $30,000 in structural damage and $10,000 damage to its contents. No one had been arrested as of Saturday evening, he said.

The residents of the house weren’t home at the time, Thissen said. No one was hurt.

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