A joint investigation between the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is under way after a fire at a home on Tank Hill Road. The fire happened at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Firefighters from Oak Hill and Fayetteville Fire Departments were able to put the blaze out quickly. They called for law enforcement officers to investigate the scene based on what they saw in the house.
According to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, no one lived in the home at the time. The owner told detectives that several items appeared to have been stolen, including a stove and a refrigerator. The Fire and Arson Investigator said that early evidence indicates that the fire was set on purpose.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867, the West Virginia Arson Hotline at 800-233-3473 or the Fayette County 911 center at 304-574-3590. Tips submitted through CrimeStoppers or the Arson Hotline could net the person giving the information a cash reward of up to $5,000. Investigators are specifically looking for information about anyone seen removing the appliances from the home or moving appliances in the area in the days and hours before the fire.