Police: 3 fires in rural northeast Indiana were "suspicious"

State police say three separate fires have been set on a property in Howe over the past year. (Photo: Indiana State Police)

HOWE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police are investigating three separate fires they believe were intentionally set in rural northeastern Indiana.

Detective David Poe said in a Monday news release that all three fires are "suspicious in nature" and likely set intentionally.

The fires were set on a property in rural Howe in LaGrange County. A barn burned down on Feb. 17 and authorities couldn't determine the cause. On May 15, a shed was destroyed by fire. A fire was reported Aug. 6 at another building.

State Police in Fort Wayne are asking for the public's help and seeking tips, including anonymous phone calls. If you have information that can help, call state police at (800) 552-0976 (Indiana only) or (260) 432-8661.

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