Reward Offered in Intentionally Set Brush Fires Investigation

Monday, Jan 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:41 AM EDT
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Reward Offered in Intentionally Set Brush Fires Investigation

Dept. of Transportation

Fire officials and police are investigating dozens of intentionally set bush fires since October and a reward is being offered for information.

Officials from Derby, Milford, Monroe, Orange, Oxford, Shelton and Stratford, along with the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit, are investigating fires that have occurred in multiple locations simultaneously, police said.

The fires have been set on the sides of roads, including roads leading from Route 1 to Route 34 in Orange, along Route 34 from Orange to Oxford and Route 110 from Shelton to Monroe.  Several fires have also occurred in the area of Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, police said. 

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for these fires.  All tips will remain confidential.

Officials ask the public to report any suspicious activity in these areas to the Connecticut Arson Tip Hotline at 800-84-ARSON (800) 842-7766. 

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