Investigators Suspect Arson In Killearn Lakes House Fire

By: Tallahassee Fire Department Email
By: Tallahassee Fire Department Email

Updated by: Kevin Clark
May 22, 2014 5:30pm

Tallahassee, FL - Investigators say they suspect burglary and arson as the cause of Thursday morning's house fire on the 8100 block of Blue Quill Trail.

While investigating they say they found items missing from the home. This leads them to believe the house was possibly burglarized.

"We're doing some actual digging out the fire scene to determine the actual origin and cause," said John Young, detective in Fire & Arson investigations. "Just basically still assessing the scene...There's a considerable amount of work to be done."


By: Kevin Clark
May 22, 2014 - 2pm

Tallahassee, FL - Investigators at the scene of this morning's house fire tell Eyewitness News that they suspect arson as the cause.

Investigators still do not know exactly how the fire started.

The owners of the home were out of town on a camping trip, and were originally scheduled to return Friday. They returned home this morning after neighbors called them.

We'll have more updates as they become available.


News Release: Tallahassee Fire Department
May 22, 2014 - 9:30am

The Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a house fire early this morning.

The fire happened on the 8100 block of Blue Quill Trail in the Killearn Lakes area around 4 a.m this morning.

No injuries were reported. The damages are estimated at $300, 000. No word yet on what cause the blaze. We will update you on this story as more information becomes available.


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