Five fires in Estill County are being investigated as arsons, Estill County Fire Chief Derrick Muncie said Monday.
Between 4:56 a.m. and 6:27 a.m. Sunday, fires involving three barns, a vacant home and a vehicle had been reported, Muncie said.
In addition, fire officials received reports that someone tried to set two vacant houses on fire. One report occurred about 2 p.m. Sunday, another about 3:45 a.m. Monday.
Muncie said the fires all occurred within an 11-mile radius in the southwest part of the county.
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Kentucky State Police are investigating, Muncie said.