Reward offered for information on string of arson fires in Marion

MARION, Ill. — The City of Marion is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for a string of arson fires this week.

Around 7:50 Tuesday night, Marion police and firefighters went to the 800 block of North Granite where a utility trailer containing a four wheeler was on fire.

Then at 8:36 p.m., police and firefighters were called to the 1600 block of North Bruce Street regarding a mobile home fire which caused some minor damage outside.

At 8:49 p.m., they were called to the 1500 block of Maureen Drive regarding a small brush fire on the back porch of a home. It caused little damage.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police and firefighters were sent out to the 1500 block of North Russell Street regarding a fire inside an apartment building. The fire did some interior damage.

Then at 10:32 p.m., they were called out to the 700 block of North Vicksburg regarding a small fire inside a home. Damage was minimal.

Most recently, around 12:50 Wednesday morning, police and firefighters went to the 500 block of South Market regarding a fire that had been started on the front porch and the home was engulfed in flames when units arrived. Firefighters were able to put the fire out.

Anyone with information about these fires should call Marion Police at 993-2124.