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Published April 21, 2011, 05:06 PM

Crookston House Fire Confirmed as Arson

Crookston's Chief of Police has confirmed Tuesday's house fire is an arson case. Gas cans were found in the kitchen of the house.

Crookston's Chief of Police has confirmed Tuesday's house fire is an arson case.

Gas cans were found in the kitchen of the house.

Chief Tim Motherway says the state fire marshal is investigating but would not release any more information.

On Tuesday, Crookston firefighters and Police saw flames and smoke at the house at 128 Washington Avenue.

Homeowner Tom Mix says he had heard noises and smelled gas and found the kitchen in flames.

According to a news release, the cans were found along with evidence of an "accelerant."

No one was hurt in the fire.

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