Reward offered in the Wellington fires

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(Lorain County) - The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigations Bureau is asking for tips from the public regarding three intentionally set fires in Wellington. 

All three fires occurred within a four-block radius between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 into Sunday, Sept. 17. 

Fires were set to a home on 138 Forest Street, a police building at 110 Kelly Street and a commercial complex at 221-225 N. Main St. 

The investigation is being conducted jointly with the Marshal’s office, the Wellington Fire Department and Wellington Police Department. 

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 the fire. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Fire & Explosion Investigation Bureau at 800-589-2728.

(Photos courtesy Ohio Fire Marshal & Getty Images)

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