Suspect sought in arson at vacant Cambridge City home

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Crews from local fire departments respond to a Sunday afternoon blaze in Cambridge City. Photo by Brenda McLane

State and local investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding the person(s) responsible for starting a fire at a vacant rental property located at 415 W. Front St. in Cambridge City.

Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire during the midafternoon hours of Sept. 22. Investigators with the Indiana State Fire Marshal determined the property had been abandoned for approximately two years and had no source of electricity.

Anyone with information about this fire is encouraged to call the Indiana Arson Hotline at (800) 382-4628.

Callers may receive an award of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Callers are not required to provide their name.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal oversees the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety.