Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Riehl of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division and Fire Chief Bertral Washington of the Clark County Fire Department announced today that ATF will offer a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the incendiary fire of a construction site of a Muslim cemetery and funeral home which occurred on Feb. 22, 2012, one year ago today. The estimated value of loss of property is $1.5 million.
“This was a devastating fire, which resulted in significant loss of property,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Riehl.” “We are committed to continuing our investigation with our law enforcement partners and we are appealing to the community to come forward with information that could help provide leads for a successful conclusion of this investigation.”
“We have pursued a number of leads in this case, but none of them have allowed us to identify who caused the fire,” said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington. “We encourage anyone who has information about this fire to contact the ATF or Crime Stoppers of Nevada.”
Anyone having information about the fire should immediately call 1-888-ATF-FIRE, ATF Las Vegas Field Office at (702) 347-5900; or Crime Stoppers of Nevada (702) 385-5555. The FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have also participated in this investigation.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. More information on ATF can be found at www.atf.gov.