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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office


Atlantic, IOWA --- On December 14, 2010, at 8:50 p.m., a fire was reported at 601 East 6th Street in Atlantic. The home is owned by Myron and Jolynne Gill. Fire investigators have determined the fire was intentionally set with a flammable liquid on the front porch.

There were six occupants in the home, two adults and four children, when the fire started. All escaped without injury.

The case is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal Division, the Atlantic Police Department, the Atlantic Fire Department and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact the Atlantic Police Department at (712) 308-3977.


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