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The fire near Lamb Boulveard and Carey Avenue caused $1.5 million worth of damage on Feb. 22, 2012. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
With little substantial leads in the last year, investigators announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to a fire at a Muslim funeral home under construction in Las Vegas.
Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Clark County Fire Department announced the reward Friday.
According to investigators, the construction site, which was also planned to include a cemetery, caught fire at 4425 E. Cartier Avenue, near Lamb Boulevard and Carey Avenue, at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2012. The fire caused about $1.5 million worth of damage.
"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
"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."
The ATF was assigned to investigate due to the fire's location on a religious property.
Authorities urged anyone with information on the fire to call the ATF at 1-888-283-3473, ATF's Las Vegas Field Office at 702-347-5900 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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