Fire in Vacant Seekonk House Intentionally Set
SEEKONK — A fire at a vacant home in Seekonk earlier this month was intentionally set, authorities said Tuesday — and they're looking for suspects.
Following a joint investigation, the Seekonk Fire Department and State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said the June 8 fire at 60 Pond Street in Seekonk was the work of an unknown arsonist.
“A fire at an unoccupied building is still very dangerous, and setting a fire there is still a crime,” said a spokesperson for the Seekonk Fire Department. “We urge anyone with information on the Pond Street case to share it with investigators.”
A Seekonk firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after battling the blaze, WJAR reported at the time.
According to WJAR, the fire was reported at around 7:15 a.m., with the first floor of the house engulfed in heavy flames.
“Anyone with information regarding this fire, or any fire in the state, is asked to contact the Arson Watch Reward Program at 1-800-682-9229,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey.
The Arson Hotline is part of the Arson Watch Reward Program that offers cash rewards for information that helps solve the case.