Suspect In Custody For Burley Fire
The Cassia County Sheriff’s Dept. says it has a suspect in the October 22 fire that destroyed much of the former Simplot potato processing plant in Burley.
Officials are not releasing a name because the suspect is a 15 year old male. Cassia County Prosecutor Al Barrus is reviewing the case and says no charges will be filed until the review is complete. Witnesses to the fire last month say they saw several juveniles running from the area of the building. The owner of the property is High Desert Milk. A company spokesman says about $150,000 in damages was sustained to the plant. The property is valued at about $300,000 dollars.