$10,000 Award Offered to Anyone With Tips on Kenmore Jr. High Fire

By Darrin Sanger
NW Insurance Council
May 6, 2010

NW Insurance Council and Arson Alarm Foundation are offering an award of up to $10,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for setting fire to Kenmore Junior High School, April 26.

The fire was started underneath an outdoor walkway and caused approximately $10,000 in damage.

Anyone with information regrarding this deliberately-set fire is urged to call the Arson Hotline at (800) 55-ARSON or contact local authorities. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for an award up to $10,000.

Arson can have a devastating effect on a community. Arson threatens innocent citizens and puts firefighters at needless risk. Businesses that are burned and are forced to close can cause a significant economic burden, while damage to homes, businesses and property can cause insurance rates to rise.

We need your help!

Arson is a very difficult crime to solve because much of the evidence is consumed in the fire. In fact, only 18 percent of arson cases result in conviction, according FBI statistics. Studies also show that nearly half of all arson fires involve children under the age of 18.

If you have any information about this arson or any suspicious fires, call the Arson Hotline at (800) 55-ARSON.

The foundation has awarded more than $100,000 to Washington citizens over the past decade.


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