ATF, Detroit Fire offer $25K reward for info on vacant house fire on east side

A reward up to $25,000 is being offered by The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the Detroit Fire Department, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the east Detroit house fire resulting in the injuries of eight Detroit firefighters.

First responders battled a fire reported at 82 W. Hollywood Street in Detroit just before 1 p.m. Thursday.

While at the scene the building collapsed, trapping three firefighters inside and injuring at least eight. The other five firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. Six have since been released from the hospital with the other two expected to be okay.

Tipsters should contact Detroit ATF Field Division at (313) 202-3400, or (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or Detroit Fire Department non-emergency number(313) 596-2900.

Information can also be sent to or through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

Information eligible for reward must lead to the arrest and indictment of an individual. Provide as much info as you can relating to the identity and whereabouts of the individual(s).

Information can be submitted anonymously, but if a reward is sought, be sure to include contact information. ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson at houses of worship.