Suspected arson investigation at Camp Climb in Logan County

Published: Jan. 8, 2019 at 6:02 PM CST
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of Camp Climb in Logan County, owner Ben Lamb is now dealing with a sudden fire on his property.

Two days after a destructive fire, smoke, flames and ruble are all that's left of what was once an office, camper, and cabin at Camp Climb.

"I'm very devastating and emotional because that cabin built with my own two hands," said Ben Lamb.

The fire started late Sunday night, and completely engulfed the three structures.

"Somebody's still trying to run me out of here," expressed Lamb.

Lamb also said his electric was turned off during the winter months, extinguishing the option of an electrical fire.

"It's definitely arson."

The tourist attraction is known for bringing out thousands of people seasonally.

"So many people love this place," said Lamb.

Lamb continues to say he is ready to sell Camp Climb because he feels he's been targeted from the beginning.

"This is definitely a personal attack; I mean, if someone comes and burns down your home, that's a personal attack you know, and you know this was our second home," explained Lamb.

Lamb said he did not have these structures insured during the winter months to save money.

"Obviously I just need to get it sold and get on out of here and let somebody else with deeper pockets than I got take it over, and make something beautiful of the place," said Lamb.

Camp Lamb is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can offer info that will lead to an arrest and conviction.

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