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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2009

Contact: Special Agent Joseph Green

(718) 650-4000

ATF Increases Reward in Jamaica Plain Arson Investigation

BOSTON, Mass., — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Boston Field Division, has added $5,000 to a reward in a Jamaica Plain arson investigation. Last month, Boston police and fire officials joined ATF in announcing that the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriters Association had set up a $5,000 reward. Now totaling $10,000, the reward is for the arrest of a suspect in connection with three Jamaica Plain fires.

The February 7 fire at 22 Sigourney Street has been ruled an arson and surveillance video has been obtained of that incident. Investigators are trying to determine if fires on January 6 at South Street and January 28 at School Street may be connected. Both of those fires have also been ruled as arsons and there are investigative similarities.

Anyone with information about any of the arson incidents or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Arson Hotline at 617 343-3324. Anonymous tips can be placed at 1 800-494-TIPS or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

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