Swanton Township fires classified as arson


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The home at Lot 134 was deemed a total loss due to the fire that has been classified as arson.

The home at Lot 134 was deemed a total loss due to the fire that has been classified as arson.


Division of State Fire Marshal

A pair of fires at Arrowhead Lake are being investigated by the state as arson.

The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau is seeking tips from the public regarding intentionally set fires at two homes at 2170 S. Berkey Southern Road in Swanton Township at the Arrowhead Lake manufactured home community. Both fires occurred on Feb. 17.

The first fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at a vacant manufactured home at Lot 134. The home was fully engulfed upon the arrival of the Springfield Township Fire Department and the fire resulted in a total loss.

Approximately 20 minutes later, a second fire was discovered at Lot 180 in Arrowhead. This fire resulted in minimal damage to the home. Authorities say it was not a result of the fire spreading from the first incident.

Both fires have been classified as incendiary.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the State Fire Marshal’s office, Springfield Township Fire Department and Lucas County Sheriff’s Office.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fires. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the State Fire Marshal’s tip line at 800-589-2728 or the Springfield Township Fire Department at 419-865-3959.

The home at Lot 134 was deemed a total loss due to the fire that has been classified as arson.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/02/web1_Arrowhead-Arson.jpgThe home at Lot 134 was deemed a total loss due to the fire that has been classified as arson. Division of State Fire Marshal

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