Investigators Seeking Public Help In Lawrence County Fires

(LAWRENCE CO.) – State and local investigators are asking for community support in finding the person(s) responsible for starting six fires in Lawrence County in the areas of Bedford and Springville.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department received reports regarding multiple fires that occurred between 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 19. The fires involved two occupied houses, one vacant mobile home, the Highview Baptist Church and two wildland fires.
Investigators with the Indiana State Fire Marshal and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s detective division determined the fires were intentionally set.
Anyone with information about these fires is encouraged to call the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 812-275-3316 and ask for Dispatch or the Indiana Arson Hotline at 1-800-382-4628. Callers may receive an award of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Indiana Arson Hotline callers are not required to provide their name.
The Indiana State Fire Marshal oversees the IDHS Division of Fire and Building Safety.
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