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Richardt Ave fire is arson; reward offered

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A $5000 reward is being offered for information about a fire in the north side of Evansville, Monday night.

The Evansville Fire Department has confirmed that the fire was intentionally set. 

It broke out around 10:30 in the 400 block of Richardt Avenue. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put the fire out.

No one was home at the time. The homeowner is staying with family nearby.  

Investigators have now ruled it to be an arson, and the Indiana Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators are offering the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible.

Call 1(800)382-4628 if you have any information.

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