For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Marana Fire Investigations
PHOENIX – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Marana Police Department, the Northwest Fire District, and the Pima County Attorney’s Office, are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for a series of fires in Marana.
Firefighting crews from the Northwest Fire District responded to reports of fire in the 10000 block of North Leopard Gecko Terrace on Friday. Over a dozen homes in various stages of construction were ablaze. At least 12 homes were completely destroyed by the fires.
“These fires are a grim reminder of the dangers posed by arson to residents, property, and the firefighters in our communities,” ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Brent Beavers said. “The quick actions by the Northwest Fire District prevented these fires from spreading throughout the area and causing additional damage and injuries.”
Anyone with information about these crimes should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the Pima County Attorney’s Office at 88CRIME (520-882-7463). Information can also be sent by email to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips, using the Reportit® app, or by visiting www.reportit.com or 88Crime.org. Information can be provided anonymously at your request.
ATF is the federal agency primarily responsible for administering and enforcing federal laws pertaining to arson and explosives. More information about ATF and their mission to investigate arson can be found at: https://www.atf.gov/arson.