Serial tire arsonist sought in Jamaica Plain

Tire arsonist?: Police say he's getting ready to start a tire fire.Tire arsonist?: Police say he's getting ready to start a tire fire.

Boston Police have released a series of photos of a man they say may be responsible for using tires to set several Jamaica Plain homes and a business on fire in recent months - and that there is now a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Police say the photos were taken around 4:40 a.m. on Feb. 7 at 22 Sigourney St., shortly before flames erupted.

The man is also suspected for setting Maria's Hair Salon and Spa on fire around 4 a.m. on Jan. 6 and then setting 111 School St. on fire early on the morning of Jan. 28.

Information can be called into the city Arson Hotline at 617-343-3324. Anonymous tips to 1-800-494-TIPS or via texting 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).



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I hadn't realized there were private residences being hit as well.

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