Fall River mill fire ruled arson; $5K reward offered

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) ─ A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information on who started a fire inside the Stafford Mill building in Fall River earlier this month.

The Fall River Police Department announced Monday that the fire, which injured a Seekonk firefighter and strained the city’s resources, has been ruled arson.

More: History of Mill Fires in Fall River »

The flames spread throughout all five floors of the building, causing the roof to partially collapse and displacing a high-end clothing distributor.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact Detective Derek Beaulieu at (508) 324-2796 or the ArsonWatch reward program at 1-800-682-9229.

Courtesy: Fall River Police Department

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