Investigators seek tips in Auglaize arson


COLUMBUS — The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau (FEIB) is seeking tips from the public regarding an intentionally set fire at a home in Waynesfield, which is in Auglaize County.

The Wayne Township Fire & Rescue Department was dispatched to 300 West Wapakoneta Street at 2:11 p.m. on Sept. 6 for a report of a house fire. Upon their arrival, firefighters found an active fire at the residential structure. FEIB investigators, along with assistance from the Waynesfield Police Department, determined the fire was intentionally set.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this fire.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s tip line at 800-589-2728.

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