Linn trailer fire ruled as arson

Clay Center Dispatch – March 28, 2014

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help in solving a fire in the county’s recycling trailer that has been ruled as an apparent arson.

The Washington County recycling trailer in Linn was reported on fire Monday, March 24, according to a Facebook post from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

The Linn Fire Department responded and quickly extinguished the fire and kept it from spreading, according to reports.

The State Fire Marshal’s office examined the fire in an investigation conducted the next morning on March 25 and determined that the fire was intentionally set by an unknown person or persons.

The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. March 24 in the empty lot between Jack’s Food Mart and the United Bank on Fifth Street in Linn.

“We are asking for anyone that was in the area at that time, and might have seen any people inside of or around the trailer to please report this activity, or any possible suspects, to us by calling the Washington County Sheriff’s Department ,” the Sheriff’s post said.

Any reports and all information given to law enforcement will remain confidential and anonymous.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster