Utility shed fire Tuesday night in Winfield considered arson

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A utility shed fire in Winfield Tuesday night is being investigated as arson.

According to Winfield Fire Marshall Chad Mayberry Wednesday morning, firefighters were called to a structure fire at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night at 4th and Indiana near Irving Elementary.

Mayberry said the 10×10 wooden shed was fully engulfed when crews arrived and is considered a total loss.

“There was no obvious ignition source,” Mayberry told Cowley Post. “We’re looking at arson.”

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Mayberry said there where no injuries associated with the blaze or damage to surrounding structures. Firefighters had the scene under control in 30 minutes.

A short video of the fire can be viewed here.

Mayberry said the arson case adds to several recent incidents — especially before summer.

Mayberry said from October 2022 through April of this year there were 8-10 separate structure/property fires investigated as arson.

Mayberry said a person of interest has been identified regarding a Dexter arson case from December and that there are leads regarding the other fires.

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