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$1M fire allegedly aimed to steal insurance in Ohio

December 04, 2019, Cincinnati, OH — Fire investigators arrested two people Wednesday in connection with a four-alarm fire that tore through several buildings in the CUF neighborhood in September, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Kobe Fritts is charged with two counts of complicity to aggravated arson, while Arlenia Tolbert is charged with complicity to commit aggravated arson, conspiracy to commit arson and insurance fraud.

Fire Department companies were initially dispatched to 2518 Addison Street at 4:31 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2019. They reportedly arrived to find the house ‘fully engulfed’ in flames.

The fire would extend to six other addresses nearby.

Two elderly people were reportedly rescued as crews battled the blaze.

The total damage, according to the fire department, is estimated to be over $1 million.

Source: FOX 19 Now

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