Masonville Fire Dept. offering reward for leads in ‘intentionally-set’ fires

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — The Masonville Fire Department in Daviess County is urgently requesting the public’s help in solving a series of fires that have recently occurred in the area.

The department says they have responded to multiple structure fires over the last three days, and they are classifying at least two of those circumstances as “suspicious.”

The Masonville Fire Department in Daviess County is urgently requesting the public’s help in solving a series of fires that have recently occurred in the area. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

The fires the department is referring to have occurred in the 3900 Block of Hwy. 764 in the Pleasant Ridge area on August 14 and 16.

On the department’s Facebook page, they say the fires appear to have been “intentionally set.”

The Masonville Fire Department in Daviess County is urgently requesting the public’s help in solving a series of fires that have recently occurred in the area. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

The Masonville Fire Department is working with Kentucky State Police Arson Investigators and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department to find those responsible.

The Masonville Fire Department in Daviess County is urgently requesting the public’s help in solving a series of fires that have recently occurred in the area. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

The agencies are taking the matter very seriously, and say they will prosecute whoever is responsible to the highest extent.

If you have any information, call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-272-7766.

Fire officials stress that callers can remain anonymous, and would potentially be eligible for a reward up to $1000.

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(This story was originally published August 19, 2019)

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