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UPDATE: Fire at Washington Furniture ruled arson

The Wednesday fire at Washington Furniture has been declared arson

Posted: Sep 28, 2018 10:07 AM
Updated: Sep 28, 2018 7:05 PM

Update 09/28/18 1:58 p.m.

The Wednesday fire at Washington Furniture has been ruled arson, according to Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor.

Photo from September 26, 2018

He says his department worked with the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to reach this reasoning.

No arrests have been made at this time. 

The owners of the plant are offering a $10,000 reward along with a $5,000 reward offered by the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire.

Anyone with information should contact the Pontotoc Police Department at 662-489-7804 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS.

Update 09/28/18 12:45 p.m.

Washington Furniture officials say the re-kindled fire didn't burn any other buildings. Fire crews are still on the scene.

See the original post below.

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Smoke can be seen again rising from Washington Furniture in Pontotoc.

Pontotoc County Fire Coordinator Adam Patton says cleanup crews working at the site apparently stirred up some embers.

Be cautious in the area as crews work to resolve this.

This is a developing story. 

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