Arson suspected in fire that damaged Madisonville restaurant, neighboring small businesses

Arson suspected in fire that damaged Madisonville restaurant, neighboring small businesses
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. (Source: Cincinnati Fire & EMS)

MADISONVILLE, Ohio (FOX19) - Fire officials suspect a fire that caused damage at the Agape Cafe in Madisonville early Tuesday was a result of arson.

The firefighter on watch duty was alerted by a passerby of a fire at the corner of Bramble and Whetsel Avenue around 2 a.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a fire in the Agape Cafe.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

A reward is being offered to anyone with information on the fire.
A reward is being offered to anyone with information on the fire. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

According to the department, there was smoke damage throughout the building which houses several neighborhood small businesses.

No injuries were reported.

The damage is estimated at $15,000.

A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the identification of the person(s) responsible.

Call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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