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Reward offered in two arsons

$5,000 for information leading to arrest, conviction

The State Fire Marshal’s Fire Explosion and Investigation Bureau is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for two recent Trumbull County arsons in Hubbard Township and Warren.

In the Hubbard Township case, the initial fire occurred at 1790 Hubbard Masury Road.

About 4:48 p.m. June 25, Trumbull County 911 received a call from neighbors saying a home and camper were on fire. The Division of State Fire Marshal Fire Explosion and Investigation Bureau, Eagle Joint Fire District and the Hubbard Township Police Department are conducting the joint investigation.

Investigators say the camper was intentionally set on fire, and the blaze spread to the residence. Both camper and residence were abandoned properties. There were no injuries.

In Warren, the fire occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m June 26 at 434 Austin Ave. SW, when 911 received a call from a neighbor. Warren Fire Department responded to find the vacant home with flames showing from two sides. The state fire explosion and investigation bureau, Warren fire and police departments are conducting the investigation. There were no injuries. The residence also was the scene of a fire on June 2.

At this stage of the investigation, the two arsons are not thought to be related.

The Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these fires. Anyone with information can contact the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office at 800-589-2728.

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