Fire believed arson
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:22 pm
The Messenger, May 29, 2012
A Monday night fire at 402 North First St., Union City, is being investigated as arson, according to the Union City Fire Department. No injuries were reported from the incident.
Firefighters were called to the scene by 911 shortly before 10 p.m. and they arrived on the scene to discover heavy flames coming from the residential rental property.
The house is owned by Bill Barkley and was being rented by April Nunley. She and her children were not at home at the time of the fire, according to the Union City Fire Department.
Firefighters had to forcibly enter the residence. The main floor of the house was fully involved when firefighters gained entry and the fire had extended into the attic area, according to the UCFD incident report.
Firefighters discovered a glass window at the house had been broken and they believe a flammable substance was used to start the fire. The Union City Police Department was summoned to the scene to help investigate the incident.
Monday night’s fire was the second time a fire believed to be arson-related was reported at the residence. On May 15, an arson-related fire was reported at that residence.
Anyone with information about Monday night’s fire should contact the Union City Police Department at 885-1515.