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Fire at Marshall University's Football Stadium Ruled Arson

Marshall Stadium Fire
Jessi Starkey

Officials say a fire that damaged electrical wiring at Marshall University's football stadium in West Virginia has been ruled arson.

The Herald-Dispatch reports state Fire Marshal's spokesman Tim Chastain says they're offering a $5,000 reward to those with information leading to an arrest in connection with the Sunday night fire at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Huntington Fire Chief Carl Eastham says crews responded to the scene after receiving reports of the flames. A business owner said several of his portable restroom and hand washing stations were set on fire.

Officials say flames from the plastic units, placed against a fence outside the stadium, spread up a light tower.

University spokesman Scott Morehouse says it's possible the damage could affect the start time for Saturday's game with Charlotte if there's considerable damage to the lights.

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