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Person of interest sought in connection with fatal house fire in SW Baltimore

A reward of $ 30,000 is offered for information leading to the identification of a person of interest in connection with the vacant house fire that killed three firefighters and injured another. ATF Baltimore, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski each offered $ 10,000 for information that led to an identification of a person of interest. ATF Baltimore acting special agent LC Cheeks, Jr. said in a statement: "The person we are seeking to identify may have important information that may help in this investigation. We ask anyone who knows the identity of this person to sign up so Special Agents and Investigators can continue their efforts to find the cause. to this tragic fire. The brave men and women of the Baltimore City Fire Department are always ready to respond when the people of Baltimore need them. Now is our time to be there when they need us. " Officials said they were given surveillance footage showing a person of interest who was around the fire scene in South Stricker Street on Sunday night before the fire. They believe the person may have information that is crucial to the investigation, officials said. Meanwhile, Friday marked the end of the on-site investigation. ATF is leading the next phase to analyze the evidence gathered from the site. At the scene of the deadly fire on Stricker Street, a team of investigators found something interesting about a recycling bin. Experts said they were stroking the container for evidence. "They would check, you know, if there are fingerprints on the barrel, if there is any kind of detection of any type of accelerant in the barrel," Baltimore City Fire Union President Local 734 said Rich Langford. | RELATED: 'It's a tragic loss for all of us': Investigation underway in fire that killed 3 firefighters. Contrary to what is said in the community, officials said no arrests have been made and no one has been brought in for questioning. do. this study, "Langford said. Accelerating sniffing dogs were brought early in the investigation. | LINKS: How to Help the Families of Baltimore's Fallen Firefighters The 11 News I-Team has learned that the next phase of the investigation will involve laboratory work and reading reports on testimonies and surveillance footage taken by private security cameras. Baltimore Fire Department and Fire Department Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office spent the last week trying to reconstruct some of the ruins. "It's a huge task to do in trying to get things back together," said Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci. , which continues while the department mourns. the three firefighters who died on the spot. "It weighs heavily on our members. We need to make sure their mental health is in order. So we offer them peer support," Langford said. Peer support teams from New York and Philadelphia are visiting fire stations daily and are even visiting members during their free time. Anyone with information about the person of interest or about the case in general should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS or ATFtips@atf.gov.

A reward of $ 30,000 is offered for information leading to the identification of a person of interest in connection with the vacant house fire that killed three firefighters and injured another.

ATF Baltimore, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski each offered $ 10,000 for information that led to an identification of a person of interest.

ATF Baltimore acting special agent LC Cheeks, Jr. said in a statement: "The person we are seeking to identify may have important information that may help in this investigation. We ask anyone who knows the identity of this person to sign up so Special Agents and Investigators can continue their efforts to find the cause. to this tragic fire. The brave men and women of the Baltimore City Fire Department are always ready to respond when the people of Baltimore need them. Now is our time to be there when they need us. "

Officials said they were given surveillance footage showing a person of interest who was around the fire scene in South Stricker Street on Sunday night before the fire. They believe the person may have information that is crucial to the investigation, officials said.

Meanwhile, Friday marked the end of the on-site investigation. ATF is leading the next phase to analyze the evidence gathered from the site.

At the scene of the deadly fire on Stricker Street, a team of investigators found something interesting about a recycling bin. Experts said they cleaned the container of evidence.

"They would check, you know, if there are fingerprints on the barrel, if there is any kind of detection of any type of accelerant in the barrel," said Baltimore City Fire Union President Local 734 Rich Langford.

| RELATED: 'It's a tragic loss for all of us': Investigation underway into fire that killed 3 firefighters

ATF is now the lead agency in the case investigating what caused the fire. Contrary to what is said in the community, officials said no arrests have been made and no one has been drawn in for questioning.

"When you bring in these major agencies - the ATF and the state fire chief, they can bring in various instruments to conduct this investigation," Langford said.

Accelerating sniffing dogs were brought in early for the investigation.

| LINKS: How to Help the Families of Baltimore's Fallen Firefighters

11 News I-Team has learned that the next phase of the investigation will involve laboratory work and the pouring of reports on witness statements and surveillance footage taken by private security cameras.

The Baltimore Fire Department and Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office spent the past week trying to reconstruct some of the ruins.

"It's a huge task to do in trying to put things back together," said Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci.

Hard work that continues while the department mourns the three firefighters who died on the spot.

"It weighs heavily on our members. We need to make sure their mental health is in order. So we offer them peer support," Langford said.

Peer support teams from New York and Philadelphia visit fire stations daily and even visit members in their spare time.

Anyone with information about the person of interest or about the case in general should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS or ATFtips@atf.gov.

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