Authorities offer reward for information in Olmsted Township arsons

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OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Authorities are offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in two separate house fires in Olmsted Township Sunday.

Firefighters were called to a house on Bagley Road at about 6:23 a.m. The call came in for the fire on Bronson Road about an hour and a half later. The scenes are about 2 miles apart.

The Olmsted Township Fire Department said both fires were ruled as arson.

The houses were vacant. No one was injured.

Fire officials said one firefighter nearly fell through a floor that was collapsing, but an officer caught him.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Fire Marshal tip line at 1-800-589-2728 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.


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