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Sheriff: Lexington arson not connected with Polo house fires, investigation ongoing

A fourth house is thought to be linked to suspected arson, this one in Lexington, Missouri.
A fourth house is thought to be linked to suspected arson, this one in Lexington, Missouri.(Lexington Fire and Rescue)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 8:01 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 12:27 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - After three houses were believed to be intentionally set ablaze Tuesday morning, another incident Wednesday morning was initially believed to be connected with them.

Caldwell County sheriff Mitchell Allen confirmed that an arson in Lexington, Missouri at a house on Highway 224 west of Lexington is not related to the multiple arson fires in the Polo area Tuesday.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office stated the suspect vehicle is a dark, 4-door, passenger vehicle that could have been a black Dodge Caliber. Investigators do not have license plate information.

The Lexington Fire and Rescue Department stated its suspect vehicle in Wednesday’s fire was a black truck.

One of the suspected arson cases Tuesday near Polo proved to be fatal, claiming the life of a 96-year-old woman.

Anyone with information has been asked to call the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at (816) 586-2681.