Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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KSP Conducts Fire Investigation in Owsley County
Date of News Release: 06/02/2014
(Booneville, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post in investigating two fires that occurred approximately 6 miles south of Booneville in rural Owsley County. The fires were started between 1:00 am and 7:00 am on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The first fire damaged a garage on Brown-Gabbard Road and the second fire destroyed a barn on Lower Wolf Creek Road. There were several ATV's seen and heard in the area around the time of the fires.
The Arson Task Force is offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting the fires.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 7 at 859-623-2404 or the Arson Task Force at 1-800-27arson (1-800-272-7766).
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Arson Investigator Pat Alford. He was assisted at the scene by the Owsley County Fire Department.