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Rewards Offered for Information on Christmas Morning Arson Fires

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New Haven police are investigating two separate arson fires that occurred Christmas morning and there are rewards available for those who come forward with information.

The first fire happened at an apartment complex on Garden Street between Edgewood Avenue and Elm Street around 5:45 a.m.

The second fire happened at the historic former home of Walter Camp at 1303 Chapel St. around 8 a.m. Police have released photos of a suspect carrying a red container that appears to be a gas container.

There is a reward of up to $2,500 for each incident for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Police said it is not confirmed that the cases are connected.

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Police say the subject in the inset of this photo is a suspect in the arson at a historic home in New Haven.

Anyone with information on either fire is asked to call the Connecticut Arson Hotline at 1-800-84ARSON (1-800-842-7766) or the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services/Fire Investigation Unit at 203-946-6304.

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