Carter Lake house fire may be arson related


February 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An official with the State Fire Marshal’s Office says it appears arson was the cause of a fire the severely damaged a home in Carter Lake early Tuesday morning.  John Ticer told the NonPareil that the fire at 802 Redick Boulevard was set on purpose, but he declined to elaborate. Firefighters from Carter Lake and Crescent were dispatched to the blaze around 1-a.m., Tuesday.  The fire reportedly caused about $35,000 damage to the unoccupied home.  The structure had been vacant for only about a week, while the owners were in the process of moving.  An investigation into the cause of the fire continues. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the State Fire Marshall’s Office at (712) 308-3977.