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No Doubt: It's Arson At Hereford House

damage to restaurant facade, surveillance cams, 20th and Main.
KCUR photo by Dan Verbeck
damage to restaurant facade, surveillance cams, 20th and Main.


Kansas City, Mo. – With Monday's Hereford House restaurant fire labeled work of an arsonist, federal ATF agents are now searching for leads to make an arrest.

Investigators have no doubt it was incendiary, believing fire ignited accelerant gases that blew out part of the facade at 20th and Main. Fire Chief Richard Smoky Dyer says importantance goes beyond the million dollar plus loss, the loss of jobs, " this fire had the very real potential of critically injuring or killing multiple firefighters."

Agents speak of fifty leads, while a video crime lab enhances images from outside surveillance cameras.

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