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Three men arrested in connection to Kaukauna house fire

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 17:59:28-04

KAUKAUNA (NBC 26) -- Three men are facing arson and burglary charges in relation to a house fire.

Kaukauna firefighters and police responded to the fire early Monday morning on Dixon Street. Police said the fire caused extensive damage to the home.

Police said an investigation revealed that three men entered the abandoned home and began destroying items that were left inside the house and lighting them on fire. Police said at one point the three men lit a mattress on fire.

Police also said two of the men left the home and the third fell asleep in the house. According to police, the man who fell asleep in the house later woke up to smoke and flames. Police said he was able to leave the home on his own without getting hurt. A neighbor called 911.

According to Kaukauna Police, two 21-year old men, one from Little Chute and one from Appleton, along with a 20-year-old man from Hollandtown, were booked into the Outagamie County Jail Tuesday on charges of arson, burglary and criminal damage to property.

The suspects' names were not released in an update from police.