Franklin County Fire Investigator Jim Schuhmacher is investigating three separate and unconnected fires that he says were intentionally set on a property on the North Service Road near the Shawneetown Ford Overpass in Franklin County.

Union, Boles and St. Clair fire departments responded to a report of a car fire just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

When they arrived, a 2012 Ford Escape and two detached structures on the property were on fire, Schuhmacher said.

“There is no doubt that they were intentionally set,” he added.

Union Fire Capt. Mark Strubberg said the fires were contained quickly.

The vehicle and buildings were unoccupied.

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