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2012-06-29 14:23:11

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT) today announced it has completed the initial investigation at Nelson's Speed Shop, 4566 South Greenville Road, Greenville, Mich. June 22 the Montcalm Township Fire Department responded to the fire scene. ATF and the Michigan State Police began a fire scene investigation and ATF's NRT was requested to assist with the investigation. The structure...

2012-06-29 10:26:44

PHOENIX, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the City of Tolleson to investigate a fire at the LDS Church. On June 29th, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a fire destroyed the LDS Church located at 701 North 95(th) Avenue, Tolleson, Arizona. Participating agencies include the Tolleson Fire and Police Department. "ATF is investigating this fire...

2012-06-28 06:26:39

OAKLAND, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fire investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), National Response Team along with the Oakland Fire Department, the Alameda County arson task force and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) announced today that the June 14 fire at the Red Star Senior Apartment construction site was an act of arson. The incendiary blaze caused at least $25 million dollars of damage. While there is sufficient physical...

2012-05-23 02:20:22

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Circuit, Inc. announced today that it will begin a new, High Definition (HD) upgrade initiative at the ATF Fire Research Lab in Beltsville, Maryland. This project represents an ongoing appreciation for Human Circuit's long-standing reputation for service and quality - ATF has called upon their engineers to design media integration systems since 2004. Bruce Kaufmann, President and CEO of Human Circuit stated, "Sustained relationships and...

2012-04-27 14:20:50

INJURED FOUR SACRAMENTO FIREFIGHTERS SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Scot Thomasson, Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel and Sacramento Fire Chief Ray Jones announced Robert Durst was found guilty of an arson that caused great bodily injury to four Sacramento firefighters. On April 26, a Sacramento...

2012-03-09 19:00:00

ABBOTSFORD, Wis., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with agents from the ATF St. Paul Field Division, and State of Wisconsin-Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation-State Fire Marshal's Office have completed the investigation into the cause of Sunday's fire at the Abby Theatre, 216 N. 1st St., Abbotsford, Wis. One firefighter was killed and four...

2012-02-15 15:09:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division is offering a reward of $10,000 for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire at the Strasser Village Apartments. The fire, which caused an estimated $2.7 million in damage to the apartment building, was reported at approximately 2:38 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2011. The...

2012-02-10 06:42:00

ATF seeking public's help for information on Tipsy Toad Tavern attempted arson GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the Jan. 23, 2012, break-in and attempted arson of the Tipsy Toad Tavern, located at 609 W. Western Ave., in Muskegon. In addition to the ATF...

2012-01-31 08:59:00

Investigators Seek Information Regarding Explosives Devices Recovered in Coventry Township COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for placing two illegal explosive devices near the roadway on Homewood Avenue in Coventry Township on Jan. 5, and Jan. 8. ATF, the Summit County...

2012-01-11 12:22:00

Investigators State Cause is Undetermined LIBERTY, Mo., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety's Office of the State Fire Marshal have completed the on-scene investigation into the cause of a fire at the Liberty Hills Country Club. The fire occurred at 19808 County Road H on Jan. 6 at approximately 5:43 p.m. After three days of extensive scene...