Forum staff reports, Published October 12 2012
Reward offered in suspected railroad arson in Hawley
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Hawley Police Department, BNSF Railway police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the arson, which occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Oct. 5 along the BNSF tracks in Hawley, according to a news release from Sheriff Bill Bergquist.
The Minnesota Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to a successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (218) 299-5151 or the MNIAAI arson hotline at (800) 723-2020.