Fairmont man arrested for fires set in Wetzel County


The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested a Fairmont man related to fires set in Wetzel County. 

On December 10, firefighters found two abandoned building on fire in Littleton. Firefighters also found a small fire in a third building nearby. 

Investigators said they believe David Bowman, 27, used stolen newspapers to fuel the fires in all three buildings.

According to investigators, Bowman admitted to starting two fires in one building and a third fire in a second building.

Bowman is charged with arson and destruction of property. 

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