Fire at horse barns ruled arson

Edited By Sarah Miles - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Fire investigators say the massive fire at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition center was deliberately set.

Four barns were destroyed and several others damaged in a fire that was reported around 2 a.m. Tuesday. A small fire set Monday in an adjacent barn area was not reported to officials until the investigation into the larger fire was under way.

After three days of investigating on the scene and using a specially trained dog to sniff out accelerants, investigators concluded the fire was arson.

Officials are asking for the public's help in finding the person or person or persons responsible for setting the fires.

Anyone with information is asked to call the arson hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON (272-7766).

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