Motel Fire In Belpre Ruled Arson

By
Cheri Russo

Dateline
Updated Wed, Aug 24, 2011 2:08 pm

An early morning fire at a vacant motel in Belpre has been ruled an arson.

A State Fire Marshal's Office Spokesman says the former Belpre Budget Lodge caught fire around 1a.m.

Investigators say they found evidence at the scene that indicates the fire was intentionally set.

No one was injured in the fire.

Detectives are conducting interviews with residents in the area and employees of nearby businesses.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.

Call 1-800-589-2728 with information.

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