(Richmond, KY) — The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post in investigating a residential fire that was started in Madison County on Jacks Creek Road around 10:00 am Monday morning.
The fire was reported by a former Madison County Fire Fighter just after 10:00 am, who saw smoke billowing from the residence and used a garden hose to begin controlling the fire.
The Madison County Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, before contacting KSP. The initial investigation indicates that the residence was burglarized before being intentionally set on fire, making it the sixth arson in five counties since April 30, 2016. Other fires believed to be connected to thiss arson occurred in Garrard and Jessamine Counties on Friday, April 30th, Jessamine and Fayette Counties on Monday, May 2nd, and Scott County on Tuesday, May 3rd.
The Kentucky State Police is asking if anyone has seen anything suspicious that could be related to the fires to contact KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404 or the Arson Task Force at 1-800-27ARSON (1-800-272-7766).
The Arson Task Force is offering up to a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting any of the fires.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Arson Investigator Pat Alford.