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Witnesses sought on 2 fires; $5,000 award is offered

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ST. GEORGE — A $5,000 award is being offered for the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who started two separate fires July 31 near the Arizona Strip that have been determined to be possible arson.

Two historic school houses, Tuweep Church and the Mount Trumbull Schoolhouse, were destroyed by the fires. Law enforcement officials are looking for a CJ-5 or CJ-7 Jeep, light to medium blue with a bikini top and dark-colored roll bar. It may have had Utah or Nevada license plates.

According to witness reports, three white males in their late teens to early 20s drove the Jeep near the two school locations.

The reward money was raised by private contributions, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Silent Witness at 1-888-227-8780.