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UPDATE: Arrest made in Mt. St. Joe fires

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

DELHI, OH (FOX19) - An arrest has been made after a series of small fires were set on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Jorden Cullen, 18, is charged with two counts of aggravated arson. Police say she is a student at the college, but a motive is undetermined at this time. She was arraigned on Friday morning, where her bond was set at $200,000.

Five small fires were reported between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday in two different buildings on the campus in Delhi. Three were in the art building and two were in a student center.  All of the fires were quickly extinguished.

All buildings were evacuated and guards were at the doors to keep everyone outside so crews could investigate. Around 12:45 p.m., crews reported that all buildings have been searched and were clear. Afternoon classes were cancelled for the day.

Investigators say the sprinkler system worked properly, but the extent of water damage is unknown right now.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and has since been released. Another person who was waiting outside suffered a seizure and had to be taken to the hospital and later died.

Investigators are assuming the fires are arson until they otherwise rule it out. They are also investigating the possibility that two people could be involved, since the fires were reported at two buildings across campus. The state fire marshal is investigating.

The college is a liberal arts school with 2,100 students, according to its Web site.

 

 

 

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