The State Fire Marshall’s Office has closed a three year old arson case in Keota. According to Ron Humphrey, the special agent in charge of the State Fire Marshal’s Arson and Explosives Bureau, the statute of limitations has expired. The fire occurred on December 4th, 2010, and destroyed five buildings in the downtown area. Humphrey says there were a few people close to the fire that were considered suspects, but there was not enough evidence to file charges.
For video footage of the fire click here.