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January 8, 2013

Reward offered for info on arson

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Newfane woman whose home was heavily damaged by a fire in October that has been ruled arson has announced an incentive to help find the responsible person.

Barbara Johnson is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Oct. 22 fire that caused more than $70,000 damage to her home at 3020 Lockport-Olcott Road.

Johnson and a second person were asleep at the time the fire was discovered. The home is undergoing repairs but Johnson told the US&J that she still cannot get back inside the home.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Investigator John Wick at the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, 716-438-3342 or the criminal investigation unit, 716-438-3327.

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