ATF offering $10k reward for mission fire information

At a community meeting this afternoon, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the determination of a cause of last week's Roberts Mission fire. ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Booth said today that the fire has been determined to have been caused by human hands. However, at this point the investigators say it isn't clear whether the fire began accidentally or whether it was started on purpose. The building was structurally unsound to begin with, and investigators had to tear down the remaining brick walls for safety. The original 100+ year-old brick is being saved. Investigators denied validity to rumors that there was body found inside. About 20 members of the community attended and asked questions of Booth and ATF National Response Team Leader Dan Heenan. The pair declined to answer questions regarding where in the building the fire began and whether or not there was evidence of a party or squatters, citing the on-going investigation. ATF's 15-person national team will be departing today, but the local agents will continue to work with Fremont Country Fire Protection District, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wyoming State Fire Marshall and the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigations. Anyone with information regarding the fire is encouraged to call ATF at 1-800-ATF-FIRE. All information will be treated confidentially, and callers may remain anonymous upon request. #county10 #news