Suspicious Camper Fires Strike Ohio Campground

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November 25, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's office has been called in to investigate a string of suspicious fires at a campground near Wellsville, Ohio.

Officials said three camper vehicles caught fire Tuesday (Nov. 24) at about 1 p.m. at the Oak Tree Campground just outside of Wellsville. Highlandtown Fire Chief Tim Roush said it was the latest suspicious fire in a string of incidents. Three other camper vehicles burned up a few weeks ago and crews battled a brush fire roughly a week ago. Roush worries about the location of the recurring fires, according to WTOV-TV, Steubenville, Ohio.

"What makes it so dangerous is the remote location," said Roush. "We have to use four-wheel drive grass trucks. We can't get our usual pumper trucks up to the fire. Just steep terrain to get into for the firefighters."

Roush said the wet weather helped contained the fires.

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