Wood pile blaze ruled arson
FAIRPLAY - A fire that caused $3,000 damage to a wood pile at a business on Lappans Road late Tuesday night has been ruled arson, according to the state fire marshal's office.
Charles Cronauer, a spokesman for the office, said a stack of rough cut lumber burned for about two hours outside Shook Excavation & Hauling. The fire, which began near a saw mill shortly after 10 p.m., was discovered by a passing motorist, he said.
There were no injuries or other damage, Cronauer said.
Anyone with information about the fire can contact the arson hotline at 1-800-492-7529.
City man charged with auto theft
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