For Immediate Release
ATF Offers $10k Reward for Yakima Fruit Packers Supply Fires
SEATTLE—The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction to the Yakima Fire and Police Departments, is seeking information on the August 9 and August 11 fires at the Yakima Fruit Packers Supply at 1002 N. 16th Ave. in Yakima.
ATF is offering a reward of $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for either or both of the fires. Yakima County Crime Stoppers is also offering up to an additional $1,000 reward and the Arson Alarm Foundation is offering a reward from its annual $10,000 reward fund bringing the possible total reward up to $21,000.
There have been two separate fires at the Yakima Fruit Packers Supply, causing an estimated $21 million in damage. The first fire occurred on August 9 and the second fire on August 11. Both fires occurred around 1:45 a.m.
The August 11 fire caused a power outage to more than 1,000 homes and businesses.
No injuries were reported in either of the fires.
Anyone having information on the fires should call ATF’s toll-free hotline at 888-ATF-TIPS (283-8477); Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at crimestoppersyakco.org, or by downloading the "P3 Tips" app for free and submitting information through the app; or through the Arson Alarm Foundation by calling 1-800-55-ARSON (1-800-552-7766), sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the organization’s website at arsonalarm.org.
Callers or those making online tips may remain anonymous.
People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new "report it" app available at www.reportit.com and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips are confidential and can be anonymous.
More information about ATF and its programs are available at www.atf.gov.