(3-23-23) Last night at 10:22 pm the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Ohio City Fire Department responded to a report of a working structure fire on Willshire Ohio City Road in Liberty Township. Wren Fire and Rockford Fire were initially dispatched for tanker response. CERT also responded to the scene.

Courtesy VW County Sheriff’s Office

The State Fire Marshal has been investigating a string of suspicious barn fires in Van Wert County as well as one in Rockford, Mercer County. Investigators believe these fires may be linked.

$5,000 Reward Offered For Information In String Of Suspicious Fires In The Area

The Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fires.