Investigators Say Revere Fire That Displaced Dozens Was Set Intentionally

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REVERE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Investigators believe a fire at a Revere apartment building over the weekend that left two injured was intentionally set.

On Tuesday, police asked anyone with information about the fire to come forward.

“Two occupants of this building had to be rescued by firefighters,” said Revere Fire Chief Christopher Bright. “This incident could have caused a devastating tragedy. We’re asking anyone with information on the fire to share it with investigators using the Arson Watch Reward Program at 1-800-682-9229. You can remain anonymous if you wish.”

After reviewing the scene and interviewing witnesses, Revere officials determined that the fire was set intentionally.

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The blaze broke out at 30 Park Avenue on Sunday evening. Firefighters were able to make their way into the burning building and rescue two people who were later transported to an area hospital. Dozens of others were displaced.

Investigators have now put up flyers with the Arson Watch Reward Program hotline number around the building. The program offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information that detects and prevents arson crimes.

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