LONDONDERRY, Ohio -- Fire officials in Guernsey County have opened an arson investigation in connection with a Wednesday-night fire in Londonderry.
Chief Donald Warnock told AVC News on Thursday morning that crews from the Antrim Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene near the intersection of Pennyroyal and McCoy Roads at around 8:00 p.m. Thursday to find the unoccupied trailer nearly razed to the ground. Because of the advanced stage of the damage, crews allowed the fire to burn down before putting out hot spots.
According to reports, one eyewitness claimed to have seen a car drive by the trailer several times moments before the fire started. Chief Warnock said that, because of the intensity with which the fire burned, and absent any other feasible cause, investigators suspect arson is to blame.
The State Fire Marshal's Office began its investigation into the suspicious fire on Thursday morning.
AVC News will bring you more information as it becomes available.