WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Warren fire chief ruled that two vacant house fires in Warren that were happening simultaneously were intentional.

Fire investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying someone they suspect set two fires in Warren Thursday.

Courtesy of State Fire Marshal’s Office

The State Fire Marshal’s Office released this picture of the man Friday afternoon. Investigators would like to know who he is. He was captured on camera by a witness who spotted someone coming out of one of the homes.

The first fire was reported Thursday around 1:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Parkman Road NW. The house is located between Summit Street and Mason Street and has been vacant for quite some time.

Firefighters said the home has caught fire in the past. They were letting it burn as the house was vacant and heavily damaged from the fire.

The second vacant house fire was just 200 yards away, in the 800 block of Mason Street NW.

A witness in the area spotted someone coming out of the house at the time of the fire and took a picture of that person. Investigators are now working to identify who was in the house prior to the fire.

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The second fire started about 30 minutes after the first, and Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said it was the first time that he has been able to walk between fires.

Nussle said no one was hurt in either fire.

Warren house fire Mason Street
Fire on Mason Street NW

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Nick Rich contributed to this report.