Reward increased to $30,000 for info on July apartment fire

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 2:09 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2020 at 11:19 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has increased the reward being offered for information on the July 23, 2020 fire at the Esprit Apartments at 11800 Veterans Parkway.

The BATFE reward is now $10,000. The Esprit Apartment owner, the Lewis Management Group is also offering a $20,000 reward for a total of $30,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist responsible.

The fire destroyed 11 apartment buildings that were under construction. The total loss is estimated at $15 million.

Fire investigators found evidence on the scene that suggests the fire was intentionally set.

“Several vehicles were captured on video driving by the complex moments prior to and after the fire, between 3 and 3:30 a.m.,” Reno Fire Marshal Tray Palmer said in a statement provided to KOLO 8 News Now. “Those drivers may have seen something that can help us solve this case. We are also asking for anyone who may have seen any activity near the Damonte Ranch High School baseball fields, between 3:15 and 5 a.m. that morning, to please call us.”

Anyone with information about the fires can call RFD at 775-334-2300, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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