As the presidential race heats up someone attempted to set two oversize Trump campaign signs in Emporia on fire this weekend.
The signs sit on the front lawn of 216 W 6th Ave. which is now known as the Breckenridge Hotel, but is the former Lowther North building.
The Emporia Fire Department confirmed they were called to the scene at 12:09 a.m. Sunday morning and were released by 12:21 a.m.
Battalian Chief Ryan Conley told KSNT the fire was out when they arrived but there was some “smoldering” in the grass. Firefighters soaked the area as a precaution.
A sign for candidate Tracey Mann, was not touched.
The incident remains under investigation however anyone with information about the incident can call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 343-4230.