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Reward Being Offered in Suspected Arson Case - CORRECTED

August 24, 2018 (Moscow, Idaho) —  The City of Moscow is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to  of the identification of persons responsible for the recent fires set in the 900 block of Palouse River Drive.  After further investigation of the fires in this area during the month of August it is believed that the fires were intentionally set.  The related incidents include a structure fire involving a storage building August 10, 2018, at approximately 10 a.m.  and a structure fire involving three mobile homes on August 14, 2018, at approximately 1 a.m.

These fires have resulted in extensive damage to the structures involved.  No injuries have occurred, however each instance creates a danger for the public and first responders.
If the public has any information regarding the recent fires on Palouse River Drive they are encouraged to call the City of Moscow Fire Inspector, Dan Ellinwood at 208-883-7608.


Story Contact: Brian Nickerson, Fire Chief
Phone: 208-883-7809

City of Moscow

206 E Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
Phone - 208.883.7006
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