South Point arson still being investigated

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 28, 2007

SOUTH POINT — The investigation is ongoing in the arson fire that destroyed a

South Point duplex and left two families homeless.

In the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 9, fire departments from South Point, Burlington, Fayette No. 2 and Perry Township were called to the scene on North Kenova Road. They fought the blaze for seven hours, but the structure was a total loss.

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Arson reward signs have been posted on the property, according to Barney Wolf, spokesman for the fire marshal’s office.

The fire marshal is continuing to interview witnesses or anyone who may have information about the blaze.

A reward of up to $5,000 may be paid depending on the information, Wolf said.

The fire left the families of Michelle and Johnny Sammons and Sandra Sipps homeless.

Details on the cause and origin of the fire are not being released at this time, according to Wolf.