Wellington Police say a $5,000 reward is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction for several suspected arsons across the area.
Police say there have been several arsons and suspicious fires in Wellington since December 2016. There were three suspicious fires late Saturday, all of which have been confirmed arsons.
The trio of arsons were reported within a half mile of each other between late Saturday and early Sunday morning.
The first reportedly happened on the front porch of a Forest Street home, about a half mile from where the second fire was reported at the historic building at the corner of Depot and Main streets around midnight on Sunday. A third was reported around the same time, just a block away, at the Wellington Auxiliary Police building on Kelly Street.
While damage was limited to the porch and auxiliary building fire, the historic building – home to Salon Image and Will-Do Packaging, was destroyed in the blaze. More than a dozen fire departments responded to the fire and nearly 800 thousand gallons of water was needed to fight the flames. No one was injured.
Police encourage anyone with information on the fires to come forward by calling 440-647-2245.