SEATTLE - A $25,000 reward is being offered for information for the November 10 arson at Gascoigne Lumber Co. near Seattle.
The four-alarm blaze destroyed five buildings and still burning more than 24 hours after it began. Nearly $12 million in damage was caused.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Seattle Police are offering $15,000 for information. The Arson Alarm Foundation is offering $10,000.
Gascoigne Lumber and Northwest Millwork, a family business in operation since 1926, has vowed to restart the business but likely in a different location.
Arson seems to be plaguing lumber and furniture companies as of late. Last month, a fire at American Furniture Manufacturing in Pontotoc, Mississippi destroyed much of the company's 1-million-square-foot facility. It's the second blaze this year, leading authorities to suspect arson. Also in Pontotoc, authorities have ruled a September 29 fire at Washington Furniture as arson.
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