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3 fires happened on a rural Howe property

Three separate fires were reportedly intentionally set on a rural Howe property. (Indiana State Police)
Three separate fires were reportedly intentionally set on a rural Howe property. (Indiana State Police)

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Indiana State Police have asked for the public’s help to solve three separate fires that investigators believe were intentionally set on a rural Howe property this year.

A shed was set ablaze on a rural Howe property in May 2016. (Indiana State Police)
A shed was set ablaze on a rural Howe property in May 2016. (Indiana State Police)

Three outbuildings on the property of 6940 North 100 East in rural Howe were reportedly set ablaze this year. On Feb. 17, a barn was burned down. On May 15, a shed was consumed by fire. On Aug. 6, another outbuilding was destroyed by fire.

Indiana State Police Detective David Poe said all three fires are suspicious in nature and likely intentionally set.

Anyone with any information on the fires is asked to contact Poe through the Fort Wayne Post at either (800) 552-0976 (Indiana only) or (260) 432-8661. Police said anonymous calls will be accepted.

An outbuilding was set on fire in August 2016 on a rural Howe property. (Indiana State Police)
An outbuilding was set on fire in August 2016 on a rural Howe property. (Indiana State Police)