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Arson Fire Completely Destroyed a Mid-town Barber Shop

Contact: Captain Stuart Bevis |

On February 4, 2012 at about 4:45 am, Wichita Fire Department crews were called to the scene of a building fire in the area of 21st and Waco. Responding crews found heavy fire coming from Adrian’s Barber Shop, located in a strip mall at 404 West 21st Street. This 2-alarm fire completely gutted the involved business and significantly damaged the two adjacent businesses, an insurance agency and a dress shop, causing well over $100,000 in damages. Fire Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set, but to this point no suspects have been identified. The Fire Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s help. Anyone having information on this incident are asked to call the Wichita Fire Department-Fire Investigation Unit at 316-337-9146, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

As part of the Arson Awareness Week campaign sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration during the week of May 7th, 2012, the Wichita Fire Department will profile several arson cases from our community that remain unsolved. With the help of our partners in the community we will work towards a successful conclusion to these cases.

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