Reward offered in KSP fire investigations

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – State police are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in their investigation of six fires in Owsley, Lee, and Jackson counties.

Troopers say the fires occurred between January 1, 2016 and March 6, 2016.  The first two fires happened at a private campground located on Shoemaker Ridge Road in Lee County on January 1, where a camper trailer and a wooden structure were destroyed.

Camper fire in Lee Co. on January 1, 2016

Camper fire in Lee Co. on January 1.

Structure fire on January 1 in Lee Co.

Structure fire on January 1 in Lee Co.

The third fire destroyed another camper trailer at the same location on January 9.

Camper fire in Lee Co. on January 9

Camper fire in Lee Co. on January 9

On February 10, 2016, another investigation began when a home on Left Fork Cow Creek Road in Owsley Co. was destroyed by a fire.

Home destroyed by fire in Owsley Co. on February 10

Home destroyed by fire in Owsley Co. on February 10

During the evening hours of February 18, a residence at the intersection of HWY 2004 and Chestnut Flat Road in Jackson County was destroyed by a fire.

Home destroyed February 18 in Jackson Co.

Home destroyed February 18 in Jackson Co.

The most recent fire occurred on Shoemaker Ridge Road in Lee County on March 6, completely destroying another camper trailer, and may be connected to the initial fires on January 1st and 9th.

Fire destroys camper trailer on March 6 in Lee Co.

Fire destroys camper trailer on March 6 in Lee Co.

Anyone with information on any of the fires is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 7 at 859-623-2404 or the Arson Task Force at 1-800-27ARSON (1-800-272-7766).  The Arson Task Force is offering up to a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting any of the fires.

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