Rewards offered in string of arsons at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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A Blue Ribbon Arson Committee reward sign is posted at 6100 Stanford Road in Peninsula. (Photo Credit: State Fire Marshal's Office)

A Blue Ribbon Arson Committee reward sign is posted at 6100 Stanford Road in Peninsula. (Photo Credit: State Fire Marshal’s Office)

The Division of State Fire Marshal is asking for help solving a string of arsons at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

According to a release, there have been eight fires over the past six months in the park. They took place in different areas of the park including in Brecksville, Independence, Peninsula and on hiking trails.

The arsons have included four grass fires, two residential fires, a barn fire and a train fire.

The most recent incident happened on July 23 at a home inĀ  the 6100 block of Stanford Road in Peninsula.

Several fire departments have responded to the scenes of each fire with mutual aid from neighboring departments.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee for information leading to the identification of who is responsible for the fires.

The Summit County Crime Stoppers, additionally, will pay up to $2,000 for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of who is involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau at 1-800-589-2728, Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS or Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.

You can also text tips to 274637 or email by clicking here.