$1,000 reward offered in Troy fires investigation
TROY, N.Y. -- The reward amount has increased for information leading to an arrest in the investigation into suspicious fires in Troy.
Troy residents John and Ann McLaughlin are kicking in $500 to the fund. Rensselaer County legislators Harry Tutunjian and Hank Bauer have also pledged $500 to the fund.
The Troy fire chief said there have been five fires in the city since July 13. Three of those fires have been ruled as arson, and two are considered suspicious. It's not clear at this point if they are connected.