Arson suspected in 20 percent of Sandusky fires

Arson accounted for about one of every five fires in Sandusky over the past 20 months.
Andy Ouriel
Sep 24, 2012

 

From January 2011 to August 2012, Sandusky firefighters branded 35 blazes as arson, with a collective damage estimate at $33,600, according to a Register analysis of data obtained through a public records request.

Fewer than 200 fires occurred in Sandusky within the period studied, and arson ranked as the second-leading cause.

Unintentional fires topped the list with 87, or roughly 45 percent of the total.

The number of arson incidents is actually quite low considering Sandusky’s dynamics and demographics, Sandusky fire Chief Paul Ricci said.

Among the frightening factors: There are about 100 abandoned buildings scattered throughout the city, and they’re perfect havens for vagrants and other criminal action, such as someone purposely torching a structure.
 

Comments

deertracker

Who's to bame for this sprinkles?

Smoke

Sounds like someone has taken matters into their own hands concerning removing abandoned buildings in the city.

jon491

Copy cats of Toledo.

Eph 2 8-10

One way of getting rid of the blight....although be it illegal..

Super Judge

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Fireside

remember the old Arthur Treachers on Venice Road.......?