ATF offers reward for information on Kennett Country Club fire

KENNETT,MO (KAIT) – TheBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced Tuesdaythey are offering a reward leading to an arrest and conviction of the person orpersons responsible for the fire at theKennett Country Club.

Accordingto a press release, the ATF is offering a reward for $10,000. This is inaddition of the $5,000 offered by the Missouri Office of the State Fire Marshal'sOffice.

Thecountry club was destroyed by an overnight fire on November 14. Wheninvestigators were able to inspect inside the remaining structure, they determinedthe fire was arson.

ClubPresident Jonathan Mays said, "You could see the glow in the sky, so rightthen, I knew it was going to be pretty bad." Of course when we got on intoKennett, past McDonald's, you could see the flames from the road." Theclubhouse was built in 2000 and just underwent a minor upgrade about 3 yearsago.

Theclubhouse, restaurant, and pro shop were all destroyed in the fire. The damageis estimated at $2 million dollars. The remaining building was demolished thefirst week of January.

TheMissouri State Fire Marshall's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, andFirearms (ATF), are investigating the fire.

Anyonewith information about the fire is asked to call the Missouri Arson Hotline at1-800-39ARSON (1-800-392-7766).

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