A house fire in Lee’s Summit has been identified as suspicious by the Lee’s Summit Police Department and an investigation has begun.
According to a news release from the police department:
A neighbor spotted smoke coming from the roof of a house in the 1200 block of SE 11th Street 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
The two-story house was unoccupied when firefighters from Lee’s Summit Fire Department forced entry. Firefighters had the blaze under control within a half hour.
The fire and police departments have determined the fire was set to destroy evidence of a burglary of the house.
To provide information about the incident, contact Detective Aaron Ides at (816) 969-1668.