WAUSEON — Officials are investigating a fire late Sunday afternoon in Wauseon that may be the result of an arson. Suspects have been identified.

According to Wauseon Fire Chief Rick Sluder, firefighters were called to 559 S. Shoop Ave. for a report of a blaze in an empty woodframe pole barn located behind Los Mariachi’s Restaurant.

Assisting at the scene were fire crews from Delta, Archbold and Morenci, Mich. Damage was estimated at approximately $25,000.

The Ohio Fire Marshal was contacted and fire officials are investigating the suspicious fire.

As of Monday afternoon, the Wauseon Police reported that suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

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