Big Money Offered For Info In Reno Arson Fire

By: Stewart Campbell Email
By: Stewart Campbell Email

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information into the Alexander Apartment fire which destroyed 23 buildings last July.

Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Reno Fire Department announced Thursday that the ATF is posting the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the July 29, 2009 fire that destroyed 23 of 36 unoccupied buildings.

More than 65 firefighters responded to the fire at the complexon South Virginia Street that resulted in an estimated loss of $30 million.

Investigators ruled out accidental causes for the fire and have interviewed more than 100 people.

Officials are hopeful that the reward will provide additional leads to solve the case.

Anyone having information about the arson should immediately call the Secret Witness Program at (775) 322-4900.

Information provided to the Secret Witness Program can be provided on an anonymous basis.


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