“A total of 1,250 gallons of water was needed to quench the fire,” the report says. “The fire division stated it was possibly gasoline used as an accelerant.”
Since gasoline was possibly used, the fire is believed to be an arson, according to the report.
Police were able to identify the front license plate number on the van and report it to dispatch.
“The van was a reported stolen vehicle through Springfield Police Division,” the report says.
According to the report, “the vehicle was completely burned out and is a total loss.”
The flames caused severe damage to the house.
No suspect or witness information was available.
Springfield police and fire continue their investigations into both arson incidents.