$11,000 reward in Lackawanna arson case

Posted at 8:14 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 17:18:58-04

A reward of $11,000 is being offered for help finding the people responsible for starting the fire on Ingham Avenue in Lackawanna.

The fire happened in the wee-hours of the morning April 22nd. It displaced four Muslim families and seriously injured one, including two young children. Police say the fire was suspicious from the start. An accelerant was used to start the flames in the main hallway, trapping people inside. 

Investigators are now calling on the community's to help them find a person-of-interest in the case. They released a picture(attached to this story) of a man riding a bike around the time of the fire. They believe he could be caring a gas can on the bike, but they aren't sure. 

The Muslim Public Affairs and Crime Stoppers Buffalo are collectively offering $11,000 for information leading to an arrest. 

Anyone with information about the fire should call Crime Stoppers at 716-867-6161.