DETROIT — The offer of reward money is growing for information leading to an arrest and conviction following fires at Detroit's Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation.
WDIV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1golW1R ) that a private donor is offering a $25,000 reward. That's separate from a $5,000 reward from federal authorities.
On Sunday night, fire destroyed a structure known as the "Clock House" on the city's east side. Including that blaze, there have been at least eight fires at various Heidelberg Project structures since early May.
Fires have been investigated as suspicious or arson.
Starting in 1986, Heidelberg Project creator Tyree Guyton transformed his decaying, crime-ridden neighborhood into an interactive sculpture park.
The Clock House at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit was destroyed by what officials said was a suspicious fire, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. It was the eighth blaze in eight months to hit the world-famous art installation on the cityâ€™s east side. The suspicious fire tore through the Clock House, near Elba Place and Ellery, about 10:50 p.m. Sunday, according to Battalion Chief Edward Voss. The house is the fifth building to be destroyed by a suspicious fire this year. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Mandi Wright)
No arrests have been made following the fires. Security cameras and other measures are planned, and organizers are raising money.
Information from: WDIV-TV, http://www.clickondetroit.com
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