Reward offered in Novinger fire investigation

A reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in Sunday's fire in downtown Novinger.

Adair County Sheriff Bob Hardwick told KTVO Wednesday afternoon the blaze, which destroyed nearly a full city block, remains under investigation by his department.

Hardwick said deputies continue to interview witnesses in the incident, which he termed a "suspicious fire."

Anyone with information concerning the fire is asked to call the Adair County Sheriff's Office at (660) 665-4644 or the State Fire Marshall's Office at 1-800-39-ARSON.Related story