Report Of Attempted Arson

An attempted arson incident was reported to the Bond County Sheriff’s Department Saturday at 1:27 p.m.

The department was told it occurred at a house located at 524 West Monroe Street, which is near the City of Greenville, but actually in the county.

A sheriff’s department officer told WGEL it appeared someone might have thrown gasoline on the house and tried to start a fire. There was a little damage to the side of the house and leaves  in the nearby grass burned, however there was no active fire when officers arrived.

A Greenville Fire Protection District fire officer met with officers to discuss the situation. The incident remains under investigation.



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