Joyland Fire Likely Arson

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Wichita Fire Investigators say there is a good chance that Friday's blaze at the abandoned Joyland Amusement Park was intentionally set. A fire broke out at about 3:30 in one of the buildings that used to be part of the old Cowtown city.

"I don't think there is any doubt that this fire was intentionally set," says Fire Marshall Ed Bricknell. "We likely have a human hand involved in this thing."

Investigators have been going through the entire property and have found several places where small fires were set. Bricknell says the building that burned Friday had mostly junk and old trash inside it.

The fire created quite a scene across the city as thick, black smoke could be seen for miles. The sight even caused congestion on nearby I-135 as drivers slowed to see what was burning.

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