State police are investigating three house fires in Garrard and Jessamine counties that are thought to be arsons.
Each of the homes was burglarized before the fires began, and state police said they think the cases are connected.
The first fire was set just after 11:30 a.m. Friday at 2683 Pollys Bend Road, which is north of Lancaster in Garrard County.
While state police were investigating that fire, the Jessamine County Fire Department was called to 3096 High Bridge Road, south of Wilmore, for a fire that was set just after 2 p.m., according to a news release.
The third home, at 1701 Woods Road, just west of Nicholasville, was burglarized and then set ablaze Monday morning, sustaining severe damage. State police said they were called about that fire at 11 a.m.
State police say a gray Chevrolet Cavalier or Cobalt might have been involved. Anyone with information about the fires should call the Arson Task Force at 1-800-272-7766. The task force is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for starting any of the fires.