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Reward offered as investigators continue to probe Smithfield restaurant fire

Posted November 25, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest as authorities continue to investigate a fire at a restaurant in Smithfield.
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— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest as authorities continue to investigate a fire at a restaurant in Smithfield.

According to investigators, two men set fire to the R City Bar and Grill, at 388-A Venture Drive, on Oct. 28.

Authorities say the two men were seen on surveillance video pouring a liquid substance inside the restaurant prior to the fire.

A man and woman were also seen inside the business prior to the fire.

The incident is being investigated by the ATF, Smithfield Police Department and Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information should call the ATF at 1-888-283-3473.

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