Carolyn Fleegle

Reward Offered in Morgan County Arson

by Carolyn Fleegle on April 26, 2011

Investigators continue to look for information into Sunday’s barn fire in Morgan County that killed eight horses.

Shane Cartmill with the State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Blue Ribbon Arson reward of up to$5,000 is now being offered to anyone with information leading to the identification of the person or persons responsible.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen something out of the ordinary at or around the time of the fire to come forward.

The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a barn owned by Brent Whitehouse on West Richards Road in McConnelsville.
Cartmill says no tip should be considered too small or insignificant.

Anyone with information is being urged to call the Division of State Fire Marshal at 1-800-589-2728 or the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at (740)962-4044.