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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Alicia Hanne
Twitter: @ATFNashville
For Immediate Release
Monday, November 8, 2021

ATF Offers Reward for Information Related to the Axis Church Fire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, alongside its investigative partners, is seeking help from the public to identify an individual who may have information related to the Axis Church fire a few months ago. A reward of $1000 is being offered for helpful information.

The non-denominational church, located at 1423 2nd Avenue N, in Nashville caught fire in the main lobby on September 14, 2021. ATF and Investigators from the Metro Nashville Arson and Explosives Task Force responded and conducted an origin and cause investigation. Upon reviewing surveillance video from the church, investigators determined that a bottle that was lit on fire was thrown through the front glass window at approximately 10 p.m. on September 13, 2021. 

Anyone with information about this incident or identification of the individuals involved is asked to contact ATF.  Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email or submit information anonymously via

For those providing information, include as many details as possible relating to the identity and/or whereabouts of the individual.  If a reward is sought, please include your name and contact information.  To be eligible for the reward, information provided must lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this incident.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson at houses of worship.  For more information about ATF, go to or follow @ATFHQ on Twitter.  Follow @ATFNashville on Twitter for ATF news in Tennessee and Alabama.


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