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ATF offers reward for information on Kennett Country Club fire

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced Tuesday they are offering a reward leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire at the Kennett Country Club.

According to a press release, the ATF is offering a reward for $10,000. This is in addition of the $5,000 offered by the Missouri Office of the State Fire Marshal's Office.

The country club was destroyed by an overnight fire on November 14. When investigators were able to inspect inside the remaining structure, they determined the fire was arson.

Club President Jonathan Mays said, "You could see the glow in the sky, so right then, I knew it was going to be pretty bad." Of course when we got on into Kennett, past McDonald's, you could see the flames from the road." The clubhouse was built in 2000 and just underwent a minor upgrade about 3 years ago. 

The clubhouse, restaurant, and pro shop were all destroyed in the fire. The damage is estimated at $2 million dollars. The remaining building was demolished the first week of January.

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

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

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