Late night fire in Bicknell ruled arson

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BICKNELL, Ind. (WTHI) – A late night fire that destroyed three buildings in Bicknell has now been ruled as arson.

The fire was reported around midnight on May 19 in the 200 block of Main Street in downtown Bicknell. Officials say someone passing by noticed smoke and called for help.

Bicknell City Police said the buildings housed the senior citizens center, an insurance business and was also at one point the temporary home for an Indiana Department of Transportation office.

Officials are reporting an accelerate was found at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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