Glenwood Way fire thought to be arson |

Glenwood Way fire thought to be arson

Gregory Crofton

A South Lake Tahoe detective said there is evidence arson caused a fire that destroyed a Glenwood Way Home on June 14.

The fire burned a two-story home at 1069 Glenwood as well the side of a single-story home next door.

“An accelerant is determined to have been used,” said South Lake Tahoe Detective Mike Dente. “We don’t have a definite suspect, but it’s an interesting case … we don’t know if it was financial or revenge.”

The vacant house had been sold a month before the fire and was being renovated by the new owner, Dente said.

Neighbors reported the fire at 3:49 a.m. Dente said the owner had left his house earlier that night.

Initial information released by police said neighbors reported seeing a dark-colored car at the house the night of the fire. The owner of the home drives a white car, police said.

Dente said he is still conducting interviews for the case and that his investigation is ongoing.

South Lake Tahoe fire officials estimated the damage to both homes to be more than $400,000.

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