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KSP conducts fire investigation in Junction City

KENTUCKY STATE POLICE

News release

JUNCTION CITY — The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fire that damaged a residence on Hickory Lane in Junction City during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 23.

 The first call to 911 was reported just after 12:45 a.m. and when the fire was extinguished, first responders noticed that the majority of the damage was isolated to the exterior of the mobile home. As a result, investigators are attempting to identify a suspicious person who was seen wearing an orange shirt and gray sweatpants in the area just before the fire.

Anyone with information about the cause or person(s) believed to be responsible for setting the fire are asked to call KSP Post 7 at (859) 623-2404 or the Arson Task Force at (800) 27-ARSON (272-7766).

The Arson Task Force is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting the fire.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Arson Investigator Pat Alford.