Three youths arrested in connection with Topeka mall fire
(AP) - TOPEKA, Kan. - An 18-year-old and two juveniles have been taken into custody in connection with a fire at an abandoned Topeka mall that authorities believe was intentionally set.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a tip led to the arrests on Wednesday.
It wasn’t immediately clear on Thursday if charges had been filed.
The fire on Tuesday morning at White Lakes Mall caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. The mall opened in 1964.
Its popularity waned after the larger West Ridge Mall opened in west Topeka in 1988.
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