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Police arrest Fall River man on arson charges following fire that led to rescue of two people

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Authorities have made an arrest concerning a fire on Wednesday that destroyed a building and led firefighters to rescue two people.

According to Sergeant Moses Pereira at approximately 7:22 p.m., the Fall River Police Department responded to 784 Globe Street for a report of a fire in the hallway. Upon arrival, officers observed flames and smoke erupting from the entrance and stairwell.

The Fall River Fire Department responded quickly to address the working fire. Once the threat of a working fire was addressed, investigators began assessing the cause of the fire.

Fall River Fire Department battles south end blaze, rescue two from roof

Investigators quickly suspected that the fire was set intentionally.

Following a joint investigative effort by Detective Nicholas Custadio of the Major Crimes Division, District Fire Chief Neil Furtado of the Fall River Fire Department, and Trooper Mike Fagan of State Fire Marshall’s Office, an arrest was made in connection with the incident.

42-year-old Jeremy Perreira of Fall River was arrested and charged with Arson of a Dwelling and Possession of a stun gun.

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  1. Dcmuscle

    August 4, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Why was this fire started in first place? He should of remained in the house and left behind in dwelling to burn he be out in 60 days with personal while the rest of the city bust our ass to raise a family no one mentions the tenants that lost there belongings and left to start over ,god bless them if they have children ,3 meals a cart and AC how nice he makes out at house of correction , bring back capital punishment and will see how fast fall river improves,just my opinion

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