Search Continues for Temple Dorm Arsonist

Two weeks after a series of fires were set at a Temple University dorm complex, the investigation continues

The search for whoever set a handful of fires at a Temple University dorm complex continues, meanwhile two weeks later there's no reports of any additional arsons.

Three fires were set on February 11 and two on February 12 at the construction site for Morgan Hall on the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, authorities tell

Officials are offering two rewards to find those responsible. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who set the fires.

Construction manager L.F. Driscoll is offering a second reward up to $10,000 -- bringing the total reward to $15,000, according to the ATF.

Morgan Hall is a $216 million residence hall and dining complex that's set to house more than 1,200 students. The complex features a 24-floor tower and 10-floor building. Construction is expected to be finished this August, according to Temple University.

All five fires were set in the tower on the 13th through 20th floors, the ATF said.

Several cars brandishing ATF placards in their windows were seen outside the construction site on February 14.

Philadelphia Police, Philadelphia Fire Department, Temple University Police and the ATF are investigating.

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