Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Man arrested for arson shortly after attempted fire at west side business

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in Cincinnati for attempting to set fire to a family-owned business on the west side of the city. Robert Justice was charged with Arson to Private Property, a fourth-degree felony, after being identified as the suspect by authorities.

According to Cincinnati Fire Department officials, the incident occurred at Bob’s Drive Thru and Sunoco on West 8th Street in West Price Hill early in the morning on June 10. Fire officials reported that Justice used a flammable liquid to start a fire on the rear garage door of the business using an open flame. However, the business was closed at the time, and the fire self-extinguished.

The damage caused by the fire was discovered later that morning when the business reopened, costing over $1,000 to repair according to fire officials. The investigation into the incident is ongoing as more details are being gathered. The incident caused smoke and fire damage to the business that will require extensive repairs before it can reopen its doors again.

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