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ATF offers reward for tips in Uptown arson

Home, cars heavily damaged by fire Nov. 6 (FOX 8 photo) Home, cars heavily damaged by fire Nov. 6 (FOX 8 photo)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday announced a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible an Uptown fire.

The fire erupted in two cars and spread to a home in the 3900 block of Prytania on Nov. 6.

“ATF, along with our law enforcement and fire prevention partners, understands that this type of violent criminal act has a devastating impact

on the victim, as well as the community,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Phillip Durham in a news release. “We will use every available resource to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.”

This arson is being investigated jointly by ATF, the New Orleans Police

Department, the New Orleans Fire Department, and the Louisiana

State Fire Marshal's Office.

The public is urged to contact ATF with any information. Information will be treated confidentially, and calls will remain anonymous if requested. ATF Investigators can be reached at New Orleans Field Division office at (504) 841-7000 or by email at ATFTips@atf.gov.

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