Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Kansas City Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
October 26, 2011
Contact: SA Trista Frederick, PIO, ATF
Office: (816) 559-0724
ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Evergreen Apartments Fire
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division, the Overland Park Police Department and the Overland Park Fire Department announced today that ATF is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Aug. 8, 2011 fire at the Evergreen Apartments located 9209 W. 79th St. in Overland Park, Kan.
The fire destroyed six apartment units and caused approximately $750,000 in damage. However, no injuries were reported. The exact cause of the fire was undetermined but investigators are calling the fire suspicious in nature. The scene investigation was conducted by ATF, the Overland Park Fire Department and the Overland Park Police Department.
ATF dispatched a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and additional special agents to the scene. CFIs are highly trained special agents, who provide technical support, analysis and assistance to its state and local partners in the areas of fire origin and cause determination and arson investigation.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by ATF, the Overland Park Fire and the Overland Park Police Department. Anyone with the information about the incident should call ATF at 1-888-ATF-FIRE or the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. For more information about ATF, go to www.atf.gov.