Arrest made after fire guts Kennett home

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) – The Kennett Police and Fire Departmentsare investigating another fire as arson in the city limits.

According to the Kennett Fire Department, a house fire wascalled in around 4:45p Tuesday afternoon at 1415 Ballard Street.

Fire investigators say the home is a total loss due toextreme smoke, heat, and fire damage. The fire department says there were smokedetectors inside the home, but the batteries had been taken out.

A resident of the home has been placed under arrest oncharges related to the fire, and is currently in the Dunklin County DetentionCenter.

The investigation into the fire remains ongoing. No word onif this case is related to the other open arson investigations within the city.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bringyou the latest details as soon as they become available.

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