Grigsby House on Lyon College campus burns; arson suspected

Grigsby House (Source: Lyon College)
Grigsby House (Source: Lyon College)

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Police and fire investigators are looking into what caused the Grigsby House at Lyon College to catch fire early Monday morning.

According to the Independence County Sheriff's Department, firefighters responded to a fire at the Grigby House around midnight Monday morning.

After firefighters put out the fire, investigators learned the home had no running power or other utilities.

Fire investigators say the fire started on the north side of the home in a corner doorway.

Police and fire investigators have ruled the fire arson.

Police are asking if you or anyone has any information about this fire, you're asked to contact the Independence County Sheriff's Department at 870-612-6827.

The Grigby House is a log house from 1867 that was moved from Bethesda, Arkansas to the Lyon College campus. The home was restored by the College and dedicated in 1983. The house is used for local history classes, and provides a museum and working laboratory for folklore classes.

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