Investigators believe East Liverpool fires are deliberate and connected

The trailer has been vacant for years, and its owner is incarcerated

Wisps of smoke still wafted Thursday afternoon from the remains of a mobile home on Lee Street in Liverpool Township where a fire officials believe was deliberately destroyed it and an adjacent garage
Wisps of smoke still wafted Thursday afternoon from the remains of a mobile home on Lee Street in Liverpool Township where a fire officials believe was deliberately destroyed it and an adjacent garage (Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert).

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – Two suspicious fires in East Liverpool early Thursday morning are under investigation.

A vacant Lee Street trailer and garage were destroyed, and Liverpool Township fire Chief Dave Ward believes a string of fires in the same neighborhood may be connected, according to the Morning Journal.

The fires at the trailer and garage were reported at 1:48 a.m. and appeared to be set at the same time. The trailer has been vacant for years, and its owner is incarcerated, the Morning Journal reports.

Firefighters also responded to a car fire on Dewey Avenue, which is nearby, at 11 p.m. Wednesday. That fire was also reportedly set deliberately.

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