Saturday, August 29, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 10/20/2010

Authorities investigating 5 small fires at Wildwood park


Authorities are investigating as possible arson five small leaf fires that were discovered early Wednesday morning along a trail in Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

Scott Carpenter, a spokesman for Metroparks of the Toledo Area, said the smoldering fires were discovered at about 6:30 a.m. The number of fires and the fact that leaves had been gathered into small piles both suggested arson. The Sylvania Township Fire Department is investigating, he said.

No further information was immediately available from the fire department.

One of the fires was set in a pile of leaves on top of a park bench, which was damaged. Mr. Carpenter estimated the bench's value at $500.

All five were discovered along a trail that starts at the Wildwood visitors' center, the spokesman said.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.