By SAMANTHA SCOLES
News Managing Editor
MOUNT VERNON — The reward for information leading to the identification of those involved in the May 2 fire at 2 McGibney Road has increased in value.
At the time the fire was determined to be arson, a reward up to $5,000 was offered for information relating to the start of the fire. Owner of the apartment complex, Harvest Management Group, has now offered an additional $5,000 for information that leads to the identification of those responsible.
According to Fire Chief Chris Menapace, the fire started at the foot of the bed and spread to the carpet, furnishings and household items. Samples were taken to test for accelerants.
MVFD is also investigating a fire at 123 Quarry St., which started early Tuesday morning, that was determined to be intentionally set. A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered for information that leads to the identification of those involved.
Information regarding either fire can be given to the Mount Vernon Fire Department at 740-393-9515, the Arson tip line at 800-589-2728, or the Mount Vernon Police Department at 740-397-2222.