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Mitchell Man Arrested For Arson, Started Fire Because Of Feud With Neighbor

MITCHELL, S.D. - A Mitchell man has been arrested for starting a fire in an apartment. 

On Wednesday, Mitchell authorities responded to an fire at an apartment on Burr St. Police said Harry Kirkvold, age 64, admitted he used gasoline to start the fire in his apartment and attempted to make it look like his neighbor started the fire.

Kirkvold told police he had an ongoing feud with his neighbor. 

There were no injuries but Kirkvold's room was damaged.

He was arrested for arson. 

 


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