Barn Fires Investigated In Licking County

By
Cheri Russo

Dateline
Updated Thu, Aug 18, 2011 2:53 pm

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's office is investigating three barn fires in Licking County this morning.

Two were on Refugee Road and one was on National Road.

All three occurred between 5:00am and 6:30am.

State Fire Marshal's Spokesman Shane Cartmill said "Fire investigators say it is too early in the investigation to make a determination.  However, given the circumstances and close proximity of the fires, arson can not be ruled out."

No people or animals were injured in any of the fires.

Investigators are asking for your help.

"Anyone who saw something out of the ordinary or who has heard someone talking about the fires with an unusual level of interest or knowledge is encouraged to call the Division of State Fire Marshal at 1-800-589-2728," said Cartmill.

The West Licking Joint Fire District, the Licking County Sheriff's Department and multiple local fire and police organizations are assisting in the investigation.
   

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