Reward available for information on arson at Warren bar

A reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who set Uncle Sil's Bar on fire

Crews worked to contain a fire on Youngstown Rd. in Warren, Ohio.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who set a Warren bar on fire.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee.

Investigators have determined that someone intentionally set fire to Uncle Sil’s Bar & Grille on Youngstown Road. The fire broke out about 6 a.m. at the back of a building.

According to the bar owner, the business had just been sold and the deal was finalized on Friday. Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the liquor license for the bar was supposed to be transferred this week.

Crews worked to contain the fire and evacuated the apartments above the building Monday morning.

Nussle said investigators discovered that the back door to the business had been broken.

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 in damage to the bar. Nussle said there may also be residual smoke damage to the apartments and nearby structures.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau at 800-589-2728.

This is the second arson-related fire to a business in Warren this month. A couple weeks ago, someone broke into the Powerhouse Bar and Grill and set it on fire.


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