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ATF Searches for Arsonist in Country Club Fire

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KENNETT, Mo. (KMOX) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) out of Kansas City, is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire at the Kennett Country Club.  This is in addition to the Missouri Office of the State Fire Marshal’s previously announced reward of up to $5,000.

A  passing motorist noticed the blaze and called 911 at 10:22 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The clubhouse, which housed a restaurant and pro shop, sustained a total loss from the fire. The damage is estimated at approximately $2 million. No injuries were reported.

Following a two day scene examination, investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set. ATF dispatched a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and additional special agents to the scene to  provide technical support, analysis and assistance to its state and local partners in the areas of fire origin and cause determination and arson investigation.

Anyone with the information about the incident should call ATF at 1-888-ATF-FIRE or 573-331-7300 or the Missouri Arson Hotline at 1-800-39ARSON. ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. For more information about ATF, go to http://www.atf.gov. Follow @ATFHQ on Twitter.

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