Temple construction project hit by arson again

Posted: March 31, 2013

Another arson hit the new residential high-rise nearing completion at Temple University, a university spokesman reported Friday.

The small fire was discovered about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Hall, Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, said Ray Betzner, the spokesman. Construction crews extinguished the fire, and the scene was investigated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A series of fires was set in the building's upper floors in February, causing $100,000 in damage. A combined $15,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anybody responsible. - Robert Moran

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