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Press Release Investigators Seek Public’s Help with Series of Fires near Boylston Street, Pittsfield

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For immediate release:
8/29/2018
  • Department of Fire Services

Media Contact for Investigators Seek Public’s Help with Series of Fires near Boylston Street, Pittsfield

Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer

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State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski, and Police Chief Michael Wynn, are asking for the public’s help with a recent series of fires in the Boylston Street, Pittsfield area.

The fires include:

  • A structure fire at 32-34 Boylston Street;
  • A structure fire at 24 Boylston Street;
  • A structure fire on August 26, 2018 at 26 Boylston Street.

Chief Czerwinski said, “An intentionally set fire causes concern in the community and an arrest is the quickest way to help the community return to normal.”

State Fire Marshal Ostroskey said, “All of these fires were intentionally set. We ask anyone with information to contact the toll-free Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229. All calls are confidential.”

The Arson Hotline is part of the Arson Watch Reward Program that provides rewards of UP TO $5,000 for information that helps to solve arson cases. It is funded by the property and casualty underwriting insurance companies of Massachusetts.

 

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Media Contact for Investigators Seek Public’s Help with Series of Fires near Boylston Street, Pittsfield

Department of Fire Services 

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