Geauga County: Campground hit again

MONTVILLE TWP -- The Geauga County Sheriff's Office and area fire departments may be dealing with an arsonist.

The Country Lakes Family Campground had six buildings set on fire early Saturday morning.

The call came in just after 2 a.m. as five trailers and the campground's game room building all became targets of the fires.

Lieutenant John Hiscox with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office tells Channel 3 that the fires look to be intentional.

Chief Ron Jonovich with the Montville Fire Department said the game room building and three trailers have been totally lost. Two other trailers had fire exposure and needed repairs.

The sheriff's office is also investigating a fire and vandalism that occurred last weekend at the popular camp location.

Then the Geauga County Sheriff's Department, Montville Township and Hambden fire departments all responded to Country Lakes Family Campground off State Route 6 on Saturday morning (October 19).

A trailer camper at the site was on fire when first responders arrived there.In addition to the fire, 20 to 30 campers were ransacked and vandalized.

No arrests have been made.The investigation is ongoing.


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