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12:51 PM Sun, Dec. 09th

Arson tips now worth $11,000

KINGMAN - Mohave Silent Witness has added $1,000 in reward money for information that leads to the arrest of a roadside arsonist or arsonists responsible for 80 fires in the Kingman area since January.

The Arizona Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention and the Arizona chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators previously offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

The arsonist has set 64 fires within the city limits and 17 in the surrounding area, including a few that this past weekend.

Dry summer heat has turned bountiful desert fuels to kindling and officials fear the arsonist could set a fire that erupts into a conflagration.

Reports can be made:

• To police detectives by calling (928) 753-2191.

• To Mohave Silent Witness (anonymously) at (928) 753-1234.

• Online at (click on the "Give A Tip" link).