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Friday, May 05, 2017

ATF Offers Reward of Up to $10,000 for Information about Point Breeze Arson



 Multiple residential properties damaged by intentionally set fire

PHILADELPHIA, PA— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Philadelphia Field Division announced today a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the arson that occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. on May 1st at 1310 S. 20th Street in Philadelphia.

Investigators have conducted a thorough examination of the fire scene and have ruled the cause of the fire to be incendiary. The fire destroyed several residential properties that were in various stages of construction. There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire. Investigators are seeking assistance from the public that may aid them in solving this arson.

“Acts of arson are dangerous crimes and threaten the community. ATF is committed to keeping the public safe from those who maliciously set fires,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Sam Rabadi. “We are asking the public to provide any information that would lead investigators to those responsible for this arson.”

The investigation is being conducted by investigators from the ATF, the Philadelphia Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Anyone having information regarding this arson should call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473), email: ATFTips@atf.gov (link sends e-mail) or submit a tip anonymously by using the ReportIt App on your mobile phone.

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