Forest House Fire Ruled as Arson

Written by on June 1, 2020

A residential structure fire at 503 South Patterson, in the Village of Forest was reported to the Hardin County 9-1-1 Communications Center at 11:50 pm on May 31st, 2020.
Twenty eight Firefighters from 6 different fire departments (Forest, Dunkirk, Wharton, Marseilles, Kenton and Ada) responded to the scene, as well as personnel from Jackson-Forest EMS, and law enforcement officers from the Forest Police and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators have posted a Blue Ribbon Arson Reward notice at the scene. Anyone with information concerning this fire should contact the Forest Fire Department, Forest Police Department or the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. A reward of up to $5000 may be available to those providing information for the apprehension and prosecution of suspects involved.
The preceding release was submitted by:
Dean A. Hankins, Mayor
Village of ForestDouglas E. Hankins, Fire Chief

 Forest Fire Department
Donald L. Southward, Police Chief
Village of Forest

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