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ATF offering $10,000 reward for information on Fruit Packers Supply arsons

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YAKIMA, WA - A reward is being offered for information about two fires that happened at the Fruit Packers Supply that were set on purpose.

The ATF is offering a $10,000 reward as a way to gather more information on the fires.

The first fire happened on August 9 and the second occurred two days later on the 11th. Firefighters say both fires happened just before 2 in the morning and are considered arson.

The ATF says there was $21 million in damage, and that the second fire caused an even bigger impact because there was a power outage to 1,000 homes and businesses.

Agents say they have received some tips on the case, and hope that the reward will bring in more detailed information.

"In a case like this we obviously want as many tips as possible, and any sort of incentive to get people to submit tips in a timely manner is what we want to do," said Jason Chudy, PIO for the ATF. "So a reward like this helps us get tips quicker; doesn't necessarily mean we're not getting tips."

Chudy also says that these investigations really depend on the community's help, and therefore would like the public to know that they can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS. You can remain anonymous if you want.

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