Arson Investigation

Oct 6, 2012 8:41 PM

Arson Destroys Barns And Sheds In Nicholas County

A series of barns and sheds were destroyed by fire overnight in Nicholas County. Police believe it's the work of an arsonist.

The Nicholas County Sheriff says it's unlikely it's a coincidence that 4 or 5 barns or sheds were set on fire overnight. They don't know yet how the fires were started so an arson investigator from State Police is looking into that on Saturday.

It happened along Johnson Road. The sheriff says it appears someone targeted property along the road.

Anita Smith says there was about $1,500 worth of hay inside. But it's not the monetary loss or even the aggravation that has her most upset. It's the emotions tied to the building. "Well this farm was part of my great grandmother's farm. So it's been here ever since I can remember," says Smith.

Right down the road is Ronald Mynear, his shed of hay was hit, too. "We had square bales in this one, round bales stored in the barn," says Mynear. He says he doesn't have any enemies that he knows about. "Somebody didn't have enough to do and wanted to have a little fun at somebody else's expense."

Nicholas County Sheriff adds they do have some leads to work with, but no where near having a persons of interest yet or making an arrest.

No one was injured in any of the fires.

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