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Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, and found the wall behind the stove was also burned, the report says.
“SFD advised that next to the door where they made entry that they observed another oven mitt stuffed between the brick wall and a metal wrapping housing electrical lines. This oven mitt was also on fire at the time of their entry,” the report says. “SFD advised that the oven mitt on the wall was likely set on fire by a lighter or some other item.”
As officers were walking through the apartment, they found all smoke detectors had been removed, the report says.
According to the report, an employee of the apartments believe the fire was set by the resident who was evicted.
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Officers were later dispatched around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 1500 block of Rebert Pike on a report of a vehicle on fire, according to a Springfield police report.
When police arrived, fire crews were on scene attempting to put the fire out in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala that crews believe to be an arson.
“There was no one found in or around the vehicle at the time of the fire,” the report says.
Police attempted to make contact with the owner of the vehicle but were unsuccessful.
No suspect information was available.
Springfield Police and Fire Divisions continue their investigation into these incidents.