Reward offered after fire set at Fort Deposit Post Office

Reward offered after fire set at Fort Deposit Post Office
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FORT DEPOSIT, Ala. (WSFA) - Who set the Fort Deposit Post Office on fire? That’s the question the Alabama State Fire Marshal, Fort Deposit Police, and the United State’s Postal Inspection Service want to answer.

Now, they’re offering a $10,000 reward for information that could put a stamp on their suspect or suspects’ arrest and conviction. The same reward amounts can be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who acted as an accessory, conspired to commit the crime, or received or has unlawful possession of any property as a result of the crime.

The blaze started between closing hours of June 25 and early on the morning of June 26, according to the Fire Marshal’s Office. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service said some mail was damaged, and the inside of the facility was minimally damaged.

Mayor Fletcher Fountain confirmed the facility is open and customers are able to send and receive their mail. Attempts to call the post office, located on Old Fort Road, were not successful.

Tips can be placed to the United States Postal Inspection Service at (888) 876-5322, the Alabama Arson Hotline at (800) 654-0775, or by calling the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (334) 548-2222.

Fort Deposit is located in Lowndes County, about 35 miles south of Montgomery.

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