Authorities offer reward for information on Staunton Habitat for Humanity Restore fires

Authorities offer reward for information on Staunton Habitat for Humanity Restore fires
Crews on the scene of a fire at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore along Richmond Road in September 2020. (Source: WHSV)

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — Authorities are still searching for answers to the two fires that happened at Habitat for Humanity Restore in Staunton. The fires took place in September of 2020, and both were deemed intentionally set.

“Somebody out there may know something, they may think the information they have is not relevant but it may be relative so we urge people that have any information to bring it to our attention so that that we can follow up on it,” Deputy Chief of Community Risk Reduction for Staunton Fire and Rescue Perry Weller said in a Zoom interview.

Staunton Fire and Rescue, along with Staunton Police, have been investigating the incident for about four months.

“This is a complex investigation, especially when you get nonprofits involved, a lot of different avenues that we have to look at to eliminate potential suspects and verify stories,” Deputy Chief Weller said.

There is currently an award being offered for any information that leads to an arrest.

Citizens still have time to provide information about the Habitat ReStore fire that occurred in September 2020. Any...

Posted by Staunton Fire and Rescue on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Staunton Fire and Rescue posted the following to Facebook on Thursday.

“Citizens still have time to provide information about the Habitat ReStore fire that occurred in September 2020. Any information that leads to arrest may be entitled to a monetary reward. Anyone with any information please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 540-332-3720, Staunton PD at 540-332-3842 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.”

Deputy. Chief Weller said the award can range anywhere from $100-$5,000.

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