A fire in Bemidji State University's Tamarack Hall Wednesday has been determined to have been intentionally set. A reward is being offered for information on who may have set the fire.
At 6:03 a.m. Wednesday, BSU's Office of Public Safety received a report of a fire alarm in Tamarack Hall, the result of several smoke detectors being activated on the third floor of the building.
A University public safety officer and members of the Bemidji Fire Department responded to the alarm and determined the smoke detectors had been activated by a fire that had originated in Tamarack Hall's third-floor kitchen.
Bemidji Fire Chief Dave Hoefer determined the fire had been intentionally set; a report was filed with the Bemidji Police Department.
A reward of up to $2,500 is being made available for information leading to the identification of persons responsible for intentionally started fires, through the Minnesota Arson Reward Project. Anyone with information should call 800-723-2020.