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State Fire Marshal Investigators and Accelerant-Detection Canine Indicate Arson in Pike County Fire

State Fire Marshal Investigators and Accelerant-Detection Canine Indicate Arson in Pike County Fire

(Piketon, Ohio) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office and Pike County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for an arson that occurred at 2124 Shyville Road in Piketon (Pike County). 

On May 18 at 1:12 a.m., Piketon Fire Department and Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to the house fire. The State Fire Marshal’s Fire & Explosion Investigations Bureau investigators alongside a State Fire Marshal accelerant detection canine conducted the scene investigation yesterday and the fire is suspected as arson.

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 these fires.

Anyone with information can contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 800-589-2728 or the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111.

The State Fire Marshal is part of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio’s chief regulatory agency. The Department is focused on promoting prosperity and protecting what matters most to Ohioans. We ensure businesses follow the laws that help them create jobs and keep Ohioans safe. To learn more about what we do, visit our website at com.ohio.gov.