$5K reward offered to help catch Canton arsonist

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Officials are now offering a $5,000 reward to help catch the arsonist who has set eight fires since September 14th.

The fires have occurred on Baldwin Avenue NE, Fairmount Boulevard NE, Coventry Boulevard NE, Daleford Avenue NE, Gilbert Avenue NE and on Fletcher Avenue NE.

Three vacant homes, four vehicles and a vacant church were all torched.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury fighting one of the blazes. He is already back at work.

The Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is putting up the money for the reward.

Anyone with information is urged to call Canton Fire at 330-489-3400.

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