Investigators Seek Information in Putnam County Arson

The Ohio State Fire Marshal and the Leipsic Fire Department are looking for information about an arson fire on May 5th.

The fire started in a detached garage at a home at 17 E. Center St in Leipsic. The owner came home and saw evidence of the fire after it self-extinguished. Investigators from the fire marshal's office say the fire was intentionally set and they are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the person or people responsible. You can report information by calling the Leipsic Fire Department at 410-943-2421 or the State Fire Marshal's tip line at 1-800-589-2728.

5/23/22 5:35 PM Press Release from the Ohio Department of Commerce: The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau is seeking tips from the public regarding an intentionally set fire at a detached garage behind a single-family home in Leipsic, Ohio (Putnam County).

On May 5, the homeowner discovered evidence of a fire at 17 E. Center St. after it self-extinguished. Investigators for the State Fire Marshal have determined the fire was intentionally set.

The State Fire Marshal and Leipsic Police Department are conducting the investigation. 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 who has information should contact the State Fire Marshal’s tip line at 800-589-2728 or Leipsic Police Department at 419-943-2421.

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