The Stamford Fire Marshal's Office has determined that two fires that broke out at Asian restaurants in the city last month were intentionally set and are offering a reward for information about the arsonist.
Fire struck Sushi XII at 109 Atlantic Street on May 18. Less than 10 days later, on May 27, Pearl East Restaurant at 2720 Summer Street also caught fire.
Sushi XII was able to reopen the next day, but Pearl East suffered heavy fire damage and remains closed, according to the fire marshal.
The Stamford Fire Marshal's Office and Stamford police have determined that both fires were arson and are offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to an arrest, the fire marshal's office said Friday afternoon.
The Fairfield County Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans has contributed $1,000 toward the sum, according to the fire marshal's office.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Arson hot line at 1-800-4ARSON or 1-800-842-7766. All informatoin will be kept confidential.