PITTSBURG — A 64 year-old Pittsburg man has been arrested in connection with Saturday’s structure fire. An investigator from the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office arrested Grant K. Dahmer, 64, on one count of incendiary arson. The Pittsburg Police and Fire Departments assisted with the investigation, according to a release from PPD.
The City of Pittsburg Fire Department was called to the blaze at about 8 p.m. Saturday at 111 E. 10th Street.
Upon arrival, PFD personnel found the one-and-a-half story brick commercial building heavily involved, with fire and heavy smoke venting from the roof. There were 11 firefighters and three
apparatus on scene and they were there until 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Firefighters checked a nearby residence however no one was home, but police found a dog inside and removed it. The adjacent structure did not sustain damage.
According to a release, the contents of the commercial building sustained extensive damage.
PFD Fire Chief Mike Simons said at the time there appeared to be no evidence of foul play, however the fire marshall was called to assist in the investigation and determined the fire was the result of arson.
Dahmer is free on $5,000 bond.
Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at the tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.