From Fire Department spokesman Bill Kaempffer:
A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the person or people responsible for five fires at four vacant houses on Christmas Eve.
On Monday December 24, 2012, between the hours of 1:55pm and 9:30pm the Bridgeport Fire Department responded to multiple structure fires at various addresses, including Olive Street, Center Street, Madison Court and George Street.
The fires resulted in the minor injuries of several firefighters and a civilian fatality.
All of the fires are currently being investigated as intentionally set. The Bridgeport Fire Marshal’s Office, the Bridgeport Police Department and the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit are investigating.
An autopsy on the victim is tentative scheduled for this weekend. As of today, the person remains unidentified.
Anyone with information regarding these fires is urged to contact the Connecticut Arson Tip Hotline at 800-84-ARSON (800) 842-7766. All tips will remain confidential. A $2,500 reward is offered for information leading the arrest, prosecution and conviction of those responsible.