Friday, May 25, 2007

Trestle Fire

Though still trying to catch the arsonist, authorities believe they have most of the information they need, but are increasing the reward to get the final touches…good plan.

Second reward in trestle fire
Feds and Sacramento Fire Department offer $10,000.
By Kim Minugh - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, May 25, 2007

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sacramento Fire Department are offering a $10,000 reward for information related to the March 15 blaze that destroyed the Union Pacific railroad trestle in the American River Parkway.

The reward, announced Thursday, is independent of the $10,000 reward already being offered by Union Pacific.

Investigators from ATF, the Fire Department and the Sacramento Police Department have determined the fire to be human-caused and are treating the case as a criminal matter, said Nina Delgadillo, an ATF spokeswoman.

She said officials are not sure how many people are responsible for the fire, but said investigators have assembled a good case. Nevertheless, they are hoping people will come forward with more information.

"We have a pretty good hand that we have close to our chest right now," Delgadillo said. "We'd like to make the hand a better hand."