Authorities release photos of suspected Paterson arsonist

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New surveillance photos show the man police say is wanted for starting a fire in Paterson.

As News 12 reported, the fire destroyed three cars and an office building on East 20th Street early Saturday morning.

The flames sparked around 5 a.m. destroying three cars, an Acura, Honda and Suzuki, before the flames spread to the building. 

The Passaic County Prosecutor says a man was caught on surveillance walking away from that fire.

He looks to be in his 20s or 30s, wearing a black t-shirt, red shorts and white sneakers. 

The building had several surveillance cameras attached to its exterior as does P.S. 16 which sits across the street.  

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