No suspects arrested in arson
No suspects have been arrested in connection with a fire set on the old Sheedy farm north of Greenlawn Cemetery.
Bill Zieres, investigator for the state fire marshal's office, said the house roof was burned off and that the second floor received heavy damage. The fire in the house definitely was set by arsonists who put straw in a second-floor closet and set it on fire, Zieres said. The barn was destroyed.
The property has been vacant since January of 1979. No owner of record is listed because the estate is in probate, Zieres said.
The original call about 3 a.m. Monday was to the barn fire. Zieres and Deputy Sheriff Lowell Heerman found the fire in the house. Firemen from Ebenezer, Pleasant View and Civil Defense fought the fires.