ATF offering $10,000 reward for information on Fruit Packers Sup - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

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

Posted: Updated:

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.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • What are the dangers of electronic devices?

    What are the dangers of electronic devices?

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:32:39 GMT

    Nowadays, just about everyone has a cell phone, laptop or a tablet and that includes children.  

    More >>

    Nowadays, just about everyone has a cell phone, laptop or a tablet and that includes children.  

    More >>
  • Kennewick para educators rally for higher wages

    Kennewick para educators rally for higher wages

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:24:15 GMT
    KENNEWICK: Educators across Washington Sate have been rallying for higher wages for a while now. Some districts have come to a decision, but others are still in the negotiation stage  Today Kennewick para educators, cashiers and licensed nurse practitioners rally outside the Kennewick administration building for their third bargaining session this summer. Para Educators we talked with today say paras are really the first-responders to the teachers, therefore, it's important t...More >>
    KENNEWICK: Educators across Washington Sate have been rallying for higher wages for a while now. Some districts have come to a decision, but others are still in the negotiation stage  Today Kennewick para educators, cashiers and licensed nurse practitioners rally outside the Kennewick administration building for their third bargaining session this summer. Para Educators we talked with today say paras are really the first-responders to the teachers, therefore, it's important t...More >>
  • Benton-Franklin Health District hosts youth suicide prevention summit

    Benton-Franklin Health District hosts youth suicide prevention summit

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:05:57 GMT
    KENNEWICK: it's a sad reality, but in the last year the Tri-Cities community has lost 25 people to suicide. Local health experts are trying to get a handle on this problem. 12 of those 25 people who died from suicide were kids and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24. That's why a room full of medical clinicians, local organizations and school nurses join together to talk suicide prevention at a summit Tuesday morning. Local health experts we talked to say young people commi...More >>
    KENNEWICK: it's a sad reality, but in the last year the Tri-Cities community has lost 25 people to suicide. Local health experts are trying to get a handle on this problem. 12 of those 25 people who died from suicide were kids and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24. That's why a room full of medical clinicians, local organizations and school nurses join together to talk suicide prevention at a summit Tuesday morning. Local health experts we talked to say young people commi...More >>