ATF offers $5,000 reward for information in Heidelberg Project arson fires

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for setting the fires that has destroyed parts of The Heidelberg Project.

The Bureau says that seven fires have been set at the Project from May 2 through November 28. The fires are being investigated by the ATF and the Detroit Fire Department's Arson Unit.

 "Arsons can have a devastating effect on the community, our chief concern is for families in the surrounding homes and for the lives of the firefighters who respond to these fires." said Daryl McCrary, acting ATF Special Agent in Charge, in a news release.  "ATF and DFD will continue to work together toward our goal of a successful prosecution in this crime."

Anyone with information about the fires is urged to call either the ATF Hotline at 1 (888) ATF-Fire or the Detorit Fire Arson Unit at (313) 596-2940.

The reward comes as the IT consulting company Digital Planet is donating a mobile security camera to help protect the remaining parts of the Heidelberg Project.



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