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York City Police search for arson suspect
A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of a man connected with an arson last month, according to York City Police.
Police said in a news release they are searching for the man who set fire to a trailer in the 200 block of Willis Road on Jan. 24.
The fire spread to the building, which is a trucking distribution center, according to officials.
A truck also sustained damage from criminal mischief, according to police.
Fire: York City Fire Chief David Michaels said the fire, which was reported at 8:40 p.m. that day, completely destroyed the trailer, causing about $100,000 in damage.
Officials took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.
“We still had pretty active fire in the trailer when we got there," Michaels said.
The fire spread from the trailer to the outside of the building, but officials were able to stop it from spreading just as it reached the bottom of the roof, Michaels said.
The chief said the trailer did not have much in it.
“This trailer that was burnt had actually been sitting there for a while," he said.
The blaze burned the whole roof of the trailer, according to the chief.
Police: York City Police released an image of the man just before the fire was set.
Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact police at 717-846-1234 or 717-849-2219. Tips may also be sent in by text by sending "yorktips" to 847-411, then your tips. Tips can be kept anonymous.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.