Arsonist on surveillance video

By: Liz Tufts

A reward is being offered to help police track down an arsonist.

Providence police are releasing surveillance video showing a man lighting materials inside a trash can next to a vacant home on Progress Avenue back on September 8th.

Seconds later, the fire spreads to the side of the home and does extensive damage.

The suspect is being described as a man in his late 20’s, he’s about 5’6 and was wearing glasses.

Police think the suspect is familiar with the neighborhood.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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