Stow police search for suspect after apartment fire

STOW, Ohio - Police are looking for the person responsible for starting a fire at a Stow apartment.

It happened Thursday at about 11:20 p.m., when a woman noticed her front window was broken and called police to report a burglary.  An officer arrived and noticed the apartment filling with smoke, then found the fire, confined to a basket filled with clothes.

Police said they discovered the unknown suspect fired a flare through the second floor window at close range. The resident of the apartment had to be placed in a nearby hotel due to damage but no injuries were reported.

If you have any information, you can contact The Stow Police Department Detective Bureau (330-689-5731) and CrimeStoppers (330-434-2677). If the tip results in an arrest, the tipster is eligible for a monetary reward of as much as $2,000.

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