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February's North Street fire officially ruled arson

June 05, 2009
SOUTHBRIDGE — Months of investigation and research have confirmed what fire officials first suspected — the fire that engulfed a triple-decker home on North Street in February was deliberately set.

"It was arson," Fire Chief Richard Ciesla said Friday afternoon. "It's a definite set fire."

Now comes the next part — catching those responsible. For that, police and fire investigators are asking the public's help.

They won't be starting from scratch.

"There are suspects," Ciesla said, without going into detail.

See Monday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage.

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