The Bureau of Alcolol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, which has been heading the investigation into the deadly July 20 fire at the Iconic Village Apartments near Texas State University in San Marcos, said today the fire was a case of arson, and a $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the conviction of the arsonist, News Radio 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports from San Marcos.
The fire killed five people, mainly Texas State University Students, when it swept through the seventies-era apartment complex.
The ATF said investigators have determined how and where in the apartment complex the fire was set, but they are not releasing that information in hopes that it will help track down the arsonist, who will also face murder charges.
The ATF didn't say much about what they know, only that a suspect is being sought.The ATF's comments appear to weigh out an accidental cause like an electrical short, or negligence, like a math lab, in the fire.
Officials did not say if they have a motive in the deadly case of arson.
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