State Fire Marshal Seeking Tips In Putnam County Arson

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is seeking tips from the public regarding an arson fire in Putnam County.

Investigators say someone intentionally set fire to a detached garage behind a home in Leipsic on May 5th.

On that day, the homeowner discovered evidence of a fire at 17 East Center Street after it self-extinguished.

The State Fire Marshal and Leipsic Police Department are conducting an investigation into the arson.

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 who has information is urged to contact the State Fire Marshal’s tip line at 800-589-2728 or Leipsic Police Department at 419-943-2421.