Palmer fire chief issues reward for fires - CBS46 News

Palmer fire chief issues reward for fires at the Bell Simons Co.

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PALMER, MA (WSHM) -

Palmer firefighters and crews from surrounding towns put out multiple fires at the Bell Simons Co. industrial building on South Main Street on Monday night.

Palmer Fire Department Chief Alan J. Roy told CBS 3 the fires were intentionally set.

Roy said the fire has been listed with the Arson Watch Reward Program. A $5,000 reward will be given to a person or group of people who provide law enforcement with evidence that leads to the arrest or indictment of anyone responsible for the blaze.

Firefighters responded to the industrial building at 1127 South Main St. around 8 p.m. 

The company deals with plumbing and HVAC and its building consists of a one-story warehouse and a two-story office. Roy says the building is a distribution center for 35 branches and has about 20 employees.

No one was at work at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.

Multiple departments responded to the scene, including Palmer fire and police, state police, the K-9 unit and the state fire marshal's office. Monson, Ware and Three Rivers provided mutual aid.

The fires are part of an ongoing investigation. Roy says the department will be working throughout the night.

There have been no arson arrests made at this time.

If anyone has any information, Roy asks that you call the Palmer Police Department at 413-283-8792.

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