Officials Suspect Arson at West Virginia Health Center Site

September 8, 2008

West Virginia officials say someone purposely set a fire that damaged a $13 million health and fitness center under construction in Marion County.

Police say the fire was reported early Sept. 5 inside Fairmont General Hospital’s still-unfinished HealthPlex Fitness Center and are investigating it as arson. The extent of the damage to the 50,000-square-foot structure is unknown.

Hospital President Albert Pilkington says the hospital is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.


Information from: Times West Virginian,

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