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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has released this image of a person of interest wanted in connection with the Aug. 17 fire at a townhouse on East Cleveland Avenue in Newark.

Suspect sought in arson case

Photos courtesy of the Delaware Fire Marshal's Office

Delaware Fire Marshal investigates Aug. 17 townhouse fire

Editor's note: On Sept. 1, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsbile for setting the Aug. 17 townhouse fire and the fire Aug. 25 at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. Anyone with information about either fire or the individual in the surveillance video is asked to call 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or send email to ATFTips@atf.gov

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in connection with the Aug. 17, 2020, fire at a townhouse under construction in the unit block of East Cleveland Avenue in Newark.

The fire was discovered shortly after 3 a.m. that day, and the interior of the unoccupied townhouse was damaged by the deliberate fire. No injuries were reported, and damage was estimated at $5,000.

The State Fire Marshal's Office has released images of the person of interest that were captured on surveillance video in the area of East Cleveland Avenue that morning.

Anyone with information pertaining to the person of interest is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office, New Castle Division, at 302-323-5375 or email fire.marshal@delaware.gov.

Person of interest
Anyone with information about this person of interest is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office at 302-323-5375 or send email to fire.marshal@delaware.gov.

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