Arson blamed for Hunts Point office fire

Officials believe arson is to blame for a fire inside an office in Hunts Point Tuesday.  It started at a Social Security building on Southern Boulevard and East 163rd Street.  According to members

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2015, 7:54 PM

Updated 3,430 days ago

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Arson blamed for Hunts Point office fire
Officials believe arson is to blame for a fire inside an office in Hunts Point Tuesday. 
It started at a Social Security building on Southern Boulevard and East 163rd Street. 
According to members of Community Board 2, who are also located inside the building, there is surveillance video of a man lighting a trash bag on fire inside an elevator. 
The FDNY also released a flier showing a man who they think is connected to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bureau of Fire Investigation at 718-722-3600. 
No injuries were reported. 


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