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Surveillance photos show person of interest in suspicious fire in Provo

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Jun 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-11 09:54:40-04

PROVO, Utah — The Provo Police Department has released a series of photos that show a person of interest in a suspicious fire that started Tuesday morning at a vacant house.

The photos came from surveillance camera footage shot at a 7-Eleven store about two blocks from the house.

Police said the footage shows a male purchasing gasoline one hour before the fire started.

Fire crews responded to the house, located at 1585 W Center St., at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The same house caught fire on the morning of April 22. The Utah Department of Transportation owns the property and had been making preparations to demolish the home Tuesday before the fire started.

Anyone who recognizes the individual in the surveillance photos is asked to call Provo police at 801-852-6210.