KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fire at the former home of Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige is being investigated as arson, according to the Kansas City Police Department.
Just before 3 a.m. on May 29, fire crews were called to a home on 28th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames . At one point firefighters evacuated the home due to concerns with the roof.
The former home of Baseball Hall of Famer and Kansas City Monarch Satchel Paige went up in flames overnight near 28th & Benton Blvd. Nobody was inside. House has been vacant for some time. pic.twitter.com/z6Pc6GcxVh
— Jason Gould (@OvernightPhotog) May 29, 2018
The home was abandoned but was once owned by Hall of Fame pitcher and former KC Monarch Satchel Paige.
Officials did not say what led them to classify the fire as arson.