The Mount Vernon Police Department in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating two overnight fires that are the result of arson. The two fires that are being investigated are an apartment building at 5 East Street and the Dan Emmett Historical House located at 501 S. Main Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mount Vernon Police Department at 740-397-2222, or the Mount Vernon Fire Department at 740-393-9515, or the State Fire Marshal at 800-589-2728.

A reward up to $5,000.00 leading to an arrest and conviction, is being offered through the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee.

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