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$20,000 in rewards offered in six San Diego neighborhood fires

January 20, 2012 | 12:15 pm

Rewards totaling $20,000 are being offered for information leading to an arrest in six fires in the same San Diego neighborhood in the last month, officials said Friday.

The night-time fires struck two apartment complexes, a church and an elementary school in the University Heights neighborhood. The Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall was struck three times, officials said.

The latest fire was Monday night at Alice Birney Elementary School. Damage, mostly confined to a kitchen, was set at $600,000.

San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also offering a $10,000 reward.

No major injuries have been reported in the six blazes.


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