The Barton County Sheriff’s Office posted this news release this morning:
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of suspected arson north of the City of Great Bend. On August 2, 2018 at about 1:53 AM Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 500 block of North US 281 highway. Upon arrival deputies found an abandon mobile home and shed fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly brought under control by the Hoisington Fire Department. Initial investigation indicates there were no utilities hooked up at the location. The structures had been abandoned for several years. Sheriff’s Deputies believe the fire was intentionally set.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Barton County or the Sheriff’s Office. The estimated amount of loss is still pending.