Halifax: Rewards offered for info leading to arrests in recent arson incidents

Local fire investigators are asking for the public’s help as they launch an arson investigation into two early morning fires, set in a span of 3 hours; the first in Halifax and the second in Plympton.

“At approximately 3:07 am, the Halifax Fire Department responded to a house fire at 266 Monponsett Street, and upon arrival they noticed smoke and flames coming from the second floor, and rear of the house,” according to Halifax Fire Captain Matt Cunningham. “Two Halifax fire fighters were taken to local hospitals for injuries sustained on the scene; they were discharged shortly after.”

The other fire at 103 Main Street in Plympton was just about 2 and half miles from the Halifax fire. State investigators say the two fires were intentionally set – though, it’s unclear if they are connected. Spokesman Jennifer Mieth from the State Fire Marshal’s office says  they are still asking for the publics help.

State Fire Marshal Spokesperson Jennifer Mieth says anyone who may have seen something in the area of the fires is being urged to call police or the state arson hotline, 1-800-682-9229.

Investigators says the hotline is part of the arson watch reward program, that provides rewards of up to $5,000 to anyone that helps solve the crime of arson.

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