Police begin arson investigation

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island police are investigating an arson after responding to a structure fire Monday night.

Police arrived to assist the fire department with a shed fire at 2323 Bellwood Drive. They said the fire department quickly suspected the fire was started on purpose.

Police said the doors of the shed looked like they were forced open, and that the shed is now totaled.

"This did not appear to be a random act," said Capt. Jim Duering, Grand Island Police Department. "It looks like they forced their way into a shed and probably had accessed it in the past, and did so out of malice."

The fire also damaged two neighboring residences. Capt. Duering said none of the residents were home at the time of the fire, and no one was hurt.

He said they don't have any suspects yet.

"The recent tenants were evicted. We think that that's a possible motive, but it's still too early in the investigation to tell," Capt. Duering said.

Police are encouraging you to call them if you have any information that could help with their investigation.