Fire marshal seeks help with arson cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Because of an alarming increase in
suspected arson fires in Kentucky, State Fire Marshal William Swope
is asking citizens to provide information to help solve the crimes.

Since December, arson has been suspected in nearly a dozen fires in Pulaski, Jessamine, Fayette, Madison and Lincoln counties.

Swope said in a statement the fires have cost home and business
owners millions of dollars in losses and could cause injuries or

He urges anyone with information that could lead to an arrest to
call the state Arson Hotline at 1-800-27-Arson.

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