Investigators: Second Fire at Bemrich Electric Was Intentional
The Fort Dodge Fire Department is investigating a second fire in a month's time at Bemrich Electric. Fort Dodge Fire Marshall Doug Ostbloom says crews were dispatched to Bemrich Electric on South 21st Street at 1:42am Saturday. The north side of the structure was fully engulfed when crews arrived, however the fire was contained in about 35 minutes. Contrary to other reports, Ostbloom said the fire was believed to be intentionally set. All utilities had been turned off and the previous fire occurred almost one month ago. No injuries were reported at the scene and damage was minimal, as most of the building had already been destroyed by a June 21 fire. Two men, Tanner King and Gregory White, are currently in custody after allegedly breaking in to the building and setting it on fire.