Task Force Established to Investigate Arson

MAY 16, 2005 -- In an effort to combat a growing number of arson cases, area fire officials will now come together to investigate.

New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday to establish a Fire Investigation Task Force that will include fire departments in Wilmington, the sheriff's office, and the State Bureau of Investigation.

Last year, 168 fires were investigated in New Hanover County.

The new task force is not requesting any funds from the New Hanover County Commissioners.