Public’s Help Sought in West Virginia Fire Probes

April 13, 2012

Investigators are asking the public for help in solving more than 40 suspicious fires in Huntington, W.Va.

Assistant state fire marshal Reed Cook says tipsters should provide license plate numbers, clothing descriptions, names or other details that could help investigators.

Cook tells The Herald-Dispatch that verifying tips has been difficult because the information is incomplete or potential suspects are identified only by street names.

Since November, 43 suspicious fires have occurred in the city.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office offers rewards of to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.

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