KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say the explosion and two-alarm fire that ripped a popular Kansas City restaurant was caused by arson.
Federal and local investigators have been looking into the fire
at the Hereford House that caused more than $1 million in damages
since Monday. No one was injured in the blaze.
At a news conference Thursday, Kenneth Chisholm, a special agent
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
confirmed the fire was an arson. He declined to give details
because of the ongoing investigation.
Kansas City police Chief James Corwin said no suspects are in
The Monday blast blew a sizable hole in the brick veneer on the
building. The restaurant is closed indefinitely.
Investigators have also been looking into two bomb threats made
that day nearby.