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Willoughby Hills Fire Department investigates suspected arson

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Posted at 12:06 PM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-08 12:06:45-04

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — The Willoughby Hills Fire Department is investigating a suspected arson case.

On Saturday around 4:30 p.m. authorities were called to the 27000 block of White Road for a house fire.

According to firefighters, a neighbor called 911 reporting flames coming from the house.

When firefighters arrived, they found an attached garage fire that had reached the house.

The fire was under control within a half-hour.

No injuries were reported.

The Western Lake County Fire Investigation Unit and the Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office are investigating this incident as arson due to multiple fires being set throughout the house.

A $5,000 reward from the Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.

Anyone with information should call the Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office at 800-589-2728 or the Willoughby Hills Police Department at 440-942-9111.