Fire Investigators Seek Information About New Pekin Newspaper Factory Fire

(NEW PEKIN) – State and local investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in finding the person(s) responsible for intentionally setting a fire at the former Green Banner Publications newspaper factory in New Pekin, Indiana.

On March 28, the Pierce-Polk Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at 490 East State Road 60, located across the street from RC Laser, Inc. During the investigation, Indiana State Fire Marshal investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.

Anyone with information about the fire is encouraged to call the Indiana Arson Hotline at 1-800-382-4628. Callers may receive an award up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Callers are not required to provide their name.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal functions as a section of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.