$25,000 Reward Offered In City Hall Fire
A suspicious fire on Sunday morning is forcing the temporary closure and relocation of the city's Engineering, Building and Planning departments. A reward of $25,000 is being offered for information about who set the fire. Video by kmir6.comvideo
PALM SPRINGS - A fire Sunday morning forced the temporary closure and relocation of a few key departments at Palm Springs City Hall.
The City's Engineering, Building and Planning departments were closed Monday while offices are temporarily relocated, said Amy Blaisdell, Spokeswoman for the City of Palm Springs.
Blaisdell announced Monday that community leader and Palm Springs businessman, Harold Matzner, is offering a $25,000 reward on behalf of the City of Palm Springs to anyone with information relating to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire early Sunday morning in the engineering department of City Hall.
The blaze broke out about 2:30 a.m. and was quickly contained by firefighters, according to Chief Scott Ventura. No other structures were threatened and there were no injuries were reported.
"On behalf of the citizens of Palm Springs, I want to thank Harold for his concern and assistance regarding this investigation," said Mayor Steve Pougnet. "I encourage anyone with information regarding this fire to come forward immediately."
Anyone with information regarding the fire should call the Palm Springs Fire Department at: (760) 322-8364, ext. 8614 or Palm Springs Police at (760) 323-8140. You can also submit a tip online by visiting the police department web site at www.pspd.com.