On Aug. 13, 2002, Dennis Wade, 47, was set alight while sleeping on the porch of 423 West High St. , Springfield, Ohio. He died of his injuries on Aug. 21. Wade said someone poured fluid on him. The time of the incident was about 4 a.m.
On May 9, 2008, fire broke out at 1805 Sweetbriar Lane South, Springfield, Ohio. Inside, firefighters found the remains of Alia Hartman, 25. Investigators ruled the death a homicide. The time of the incident was about 12:35 a.m.